Vomiting virus hits 100 people at luxury Scottish hotel
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More than 100 people have fallen ill from vomiting and diarrhoea bug norovirus at luxury Scottish hotel Gleneagles in Perthshire.
Health officials are investigating the suspected outbreak of the bug after dozens of people associated with the hotel have reported suffering from norovirus symptoms over the past week.
NHS Tayside is working with the hotel and the local council to control the infection and have urged anyone with symptoms to remain home for 48 hours.
A Gleneagles spokeswoman said: 'We can confirm there have been a number of reported cases of norovirus last weekend. All the relevant authorities were notified and we have been working in conjunction with them to assess the situation on an ongoing basis during the week.
'The care of our guests and staff is of paramount importance and we have been taking the necessary precautions. We are glad to say that as far as we are aware, only a handful of people have not yet returned to full health.'
The health board said: 'As always, anyone suffering from similar symptoms should be very careful with their hand hygiene and should remain at home until 48 hours after their symptoms have cleared up.
'If people are concerned about their health they should contact their own GP or NHS 24 on 08454 242424 in the out-of-hours period.'
Gleneagles hosted the international G8 summit in 2005 and is home to Scotland's only two-Michelin star restaurant, Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles.
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