Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Children`s ward closed to new admissions

"A ward at a children's hospital remains closed to new admissions after some patients tested positive for a highly infectious bug."

"The initial decision was taken by bosses at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow last week after cases of rotavirus were detected."

"NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said a fifth patient at the hospital has now tested positive for rotavirus, while four others have been found to have astrovirus, a separate bug with similar symptoms."

"Both viruses are `extremely common` among infants and young children , particularly if their immune system is compromised, the health board said."

"The ward in question has been closed to any new patients for the time being."


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