15 people hit by norovirus outbreak at new DGRI

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A ward at the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary has been hit by an outbreak of norovirus, affecting nine patients and six staff.

NHS Dumfries and Galloway say the virus is contained in ward B2. As the ward consists of all single rooms, it remains open and running as normal.

The Infection Control Manager said:

As norovirus is so infectious, it is important that all measures are taken to prevent spread of infection and this includes staying away from vulnerable individuals if you have had diarrhoea or vomiting in the previous 48 hours.”

– Elaine Ross, Infection Control Manager, NHS D&G