NHS SHETLAND says the condition of all four patients admitted to the Gilbert Bain Hospital with a virus after returning from a coach tour in Wales is improving.
The patients were all admitted to hospital on Monday – three in the morning and one later in the day – after suffering high temperatures and a cough.
NHS Shetland director of public health Sarah Taylor said: “None of these four patients were critically ill, and all are now improving, though still in hospital.
“We had one further patient admitted since then from the same group with similar symptoms, who is not seriously ill.
“We have no confirmation as yet of the agent that caused the illness but we assume it is one of the common viruses that circulate in the community from time to time.”
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