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Given the All-clear!
Garrick Hospital was given the all-clear on Monday night after
staff and patients were hit by diarrhoea and vomiting Admissions
of both medical and surgical patients had been cancelled until
the outbreak was under control, with patients with symptoms
isolated and visiting restricted.
patients and staff became ill with what is described as a
gastro-intestinal infection on Tuesday of last week and in
all, 13 patients and 25 staff were affected.
came on suddenly and tended to subside within 48 hours.
food-borne source has been ruled out with the likely cause
being winter vomiting virus similar to outbreaks which hit
Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary in January and June