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Three wards at Swindon hospital closed by norovirus

Three wards at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon have been closed after an outbreak of the norovirus winter vomiting bug.

People who have had diarrhoea or vomiting symptoms are being asked not to visit the hospital until they have been free of the virus for 48 hours.

Norovirus is highly infectious with between 600,000 and one million people in the UK affected each year.

It affects people of all ages and can last from 12 hours to three days.



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