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Two wards still closed at Royal London Hospital due to norovirus

PUBLISHED: 14:57 16 March 2010 | UPDATED: 15:42 05 October 2010

TWO wards at the Royal London Hospital are still closed to new patients and sick visitors because of the winter vomiting bug. An outbreak of the highly infectious norovirus hit the hospital in Whitechapel more than a week ago with bosses turning away ne

TWO wards at the Royal London Hospital are still closed to new patients and sick visitors because of the winter vomiting bug.

An outbreak of the highly infectious norovirus hit the hospital in Whitechapel more than a week ago with bosses turning away new admissions from five wards because of increase in the number of patients catching the bug.

Today the hospital confirmed that patients on two wards are still affected with those infected being quarantined and visitors with the symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting being warned to stay away.

The bug has been sweeping the capital with more than 246 cases in January and February - nearly double those for the same period last year.


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