Thursday, April 10, 2008

Infection sees hospital ward shut

A ward at a Cambridgeshire hospital has been closed to new admissions after patients developed symptoms of the winter sickness bug.

An outbreak of diarrhoea hit six patients in ward 10 at Peterborough's Edith Cavell Hospital on Friday.

Two further patients have shown symptoms since the weekend and the ward is due to be specially cleaned later, a hospital spokesman said.

The hospital said no staff had been affected by the outbreak.