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By Fiona Reid
Annan and Eskdale
Hospital re-opens after norovirus

A DEEP clean following an outbreak of the norovirus has cleared Annan Hospital to re-open.

But despite no new cases since Friday, Ward 14 at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary remains closed due to the gastroenteritis outbreak.
Infection control manager Elaine Ross said: “This is a highly infectious virus and at this time of year there are more opportunities for it to spread as people spend time indoors and attend social occasions where finger foods are often served.
“It is particularly important to pay attention to hand hygiene, preferably using soap and water.”
She added: “Anyone who has experienced the virus is advised to remain at home for at least 48 hours following their last symptom as per NHS Scotland advice.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank visitors and staff for their ongoing support and understanding in helping to reduce the spread of the infection.”

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