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Suspected Diarrhoea and Vomiting Outbreak at Clydebank Hotel

April 21, 2011 2:49 PM

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The NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Public Health Protection Unit is investigating a suspected outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting after a number of guests at the Beardmore Hotel in Clydebank became unwell.

24 guests and three members of staff have displayed symptoms including diarrhoea and vomiting however none are giving cause for concern as a result.

None of those affected stayed at the hotel overnight but rather they were delegates at a conference which was held there earlier this week.

The three members of staff are at home and will remian off work until fully recovered.

Public health specialists and West Dunbartonshire Council Environmental Health Officers have assessed the situation and together with the hotel’s management have put in place all the appropriate infection control measures.

Dr Eleanor Anderson, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Public Health Consultant, said: "We will continue our investigations to confirm the cause of the illness and will monitor the situation closely.
"Our advice to other guests in the hotel who are not symptomatic and to those who are due to check in or attend any functions is to follow strict hygiene rules such as regular hand washing.

“Staff at the hotel have been exemplary in their cooperation with us and we are grateful to them for their efforts.

"We are satisfied with the precautions that have been put in place to limit the spread of the illness and the hotel is still operational.

"I would advise anyone who has either stayed, attended or worked at the hotel and is experiencing either diarrhoea and/or vomiting and a fever and is concerned to contact NHS24 on 0845 4 242424 or their GP.”

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Issued by NHSGGC Press Office on 0141 201 4429.

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