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Norovirus hits hospital

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A hospital in Cambridgeshire has closed five wards because of an outbreak of norovirus.
Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust, which runs Hinchingbrooke Hospital, has asked visitors not to visit the affected wards.

There are 33 case across Oak, Lime, Maple, Beech and Willow wards, including two members of staff.
Members of the public considering attending A & E with diarrhoea and vomiting are being encouraged to contact NHS Direct, their GP or GP out of hours service in the first instance.

This is the second outbreak of the virus at the trust this year, after a string of incidents early in the norovirus season in November.

Director of nursing Liz Pointing said: ‘The most effective way that the public can help us to help our patients is by not visiting the affected wards and by following the restrictions we are putting in place with regards to visiting patients.’
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