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Heartlands Hospital have confirmed that twenty patients and three members of staff are among those suffering from Salmonella-like symptoms, which include diarrhoea and vomiting.
Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Andrew Cotto, said:
Heartlands Hospital, in Bordesley Green, has closed eight wards to visitors while it deals with an outbreak of Salmonella.
A mixture of 28 staff and patients have been affected by the outbreak and experts are concerned it might spread further into the community.
All areas of the site are being deep cleaned whilst patients are being tested for bacteria, although the bug has not been found in hospital food or water.
Visitors are advised not to visit the hospital if they have experienced symptoms in the last 48-hours.
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Information on the Salmonella bug, which has found its way into eight wards at a Birmingham hospital.