Dunedin Hospital remains under lock-down today, with more than 800 people affected by emergency measures imposed in the face of an outbreak of the highly infectious norovirus. The lock-down began at mid-day on Saturday, in order to try and contain the virus.
According to news reports, over the past three weeks, 57 patients and staff have been diagnosed with norovirus, which can cause stomach cramps, vomiting and diarrhoea. Over the weekend, a further 17 cases were reported.
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More information on noroviruses can be found on the New Zealand Food Safety Authority website.