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UPDATE ON WINTER VOMITING IN GLASGOW

April 12, 2005 3:58 PM


One ward at Stobhill Hospital today re-opened and two wards at the Victoria Infirmary are not admitting new patients due to diarrhoea and vomiting.

Ten patients are currently showing symptoms and there are no symptomatic staff in the hospitals.  No patients are giving concern as a direct result of viral gastroenteritis.

Wards routinely do not admit new patients as a precautionary measure when three or more patients display symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting.  The normal extra infection control precautions have been put in place.

 Dr Syed Ahmed, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow, said:  "The situation in Glasgow's hospitals is reflective of what is happening in the community which has also seen a rise in the number of cases of diarrhoea and vomiting.

"We are working closely with the Hospital Infection Control Team and will continue to monitor the situation."
 

ENDS


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