A leading Kent hospital went into 'lockdown' today - the latest casualty of the rapid spread of norovirus. The Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital at Margate has closed four wards to new admissions and quarantined exisiting patients.
A deep-clean of the hospital is now underway. The QEQM and two other east Kent Hospitals - the William Harvey and the Kent & Canterbury - are urging visitors, especially children, to stay away unless absolutely necessary.
In Sussex - the Royal Sussex in Brighton and the Princess Royal in Haywards Heath have had to close 15 wards since last month - all but one has now reopened.
Meanwhile, dozens of holidaymakers from the south-east have told of their ordeal aboard a cruise ship struck by norovirus, the so-called winter vomiting bug. David Johns reports.
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