Three quarters of a million people in the UK could be affected by an outbreak of norovirus this winter according to the Health Protection Agency.
The announcement comes as Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary fight to control their third outbreak of the winter vomiting bug in eight months.
Kim Ingles reports:
Featured in this report are Senior Infection Control Nurse, Natalie Oakes and Infection Control Manager, Elaine Ross.
Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary are fighting to control their third outbreak of the winter vomiting bug in eight months.
The Infection Control Team are doing all they can to contain this latest outbreak which closed three wards at Dumfries and Galloway Infirmary and has affected 48 patients and 30 members of staff.
In May, 150 people fell ill here as a result of noro virus, in November, a total of 50 were affected.
Natalie Oakes, the Senior Infection Control Nurse at Dumfries Infirmary, explains why norovirus is hard to control: