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:
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