Norovirus outbreak over at hospital

An outbreak of norovirus at Scunthorpe General Hospital has been declared over by the hospital’s infection control team.

Monday, 8th September 2014, 12:42 pm

Patients and staff on ward 16 who were affected have now recovered. A deep clean is being carried out and the ward is expected to open tomorrow.

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Two wards in total were affected by the outbreak, which started two weeks ago.

Dr Peter Cowling, consultant microbiologist, says members of the public should still remain vigilant: “This virus is still circulating in our local community and is extremely contagious so if you experience symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting please stay away from the hospital until you have been free of symptoms for at least 48 hours.”