Norovirus Outbreak: Fifth Ward Closes at Ninewells Hospital
As per latest reports, it has been revealed that yet another ward at Dundee's Ninewells Hospital has been closed due to norovirus. The total count of closed wards has now reached to five, said the health officials at NHS Tayside.
Three wards were closed earlier and forth ward which was closed has been reopened and recently fifth ward has been closed due to the suspected cases of norovirus. Norovirus is a winter vomiting bug, and can cause fever, diarrhea and flu like symptoms and is quite communicable.
Dr. Gabby Phillips, from NHS Tayside has revealed that since they have closed the first ward in the hospital, they have been asking people to avoid coming to hospitals. All people have been advised to take care of their personal hygiene and all have been instructed to maintain good hygiene level.
Measures have been taken to control the spread of the infection, but it is equally important that all the visitors and patients should also support. Norovirus is commonly found in rush areas like hospitals, schools, health clinics and hotels.
"That is why we're asking all visitors to think carefully about visiting their relatives and friends while this virus is circulating. You can really help us and our patients by not visiting if you, yourself, are feeling unwell and have vomiting and diarrhea”, said Phillips.
Phillips further affirmed that she keeps on repeating one thing that family members and friends should take great care of their hygiene level when they are visiting patients at the hospital. These little things will help them to control the infection as well as will keep them protected.
In addition, the norovirus outbreak has also taken place at Royal Glamorgan Hospital and Withybush Hospital also.