A sickness bug which causes hospital patients and staff to be violently ill has closed wards in a new Black Country outbreak.
The infectious norovirus has now been reported at Wolverhampton's New Cross Hospital - the first time it has hit the Wednesfield site.
Seventeen patients at New Cross have gone down with the condition, which causes sickness and diarrhoea.
Four wards, D6, D16, D18, and D19, have been closed, with visitors being urged to stay away unless absolutely necessary. The wards are being deep-cleaned before being reopened. One - it is not known which - re-opened.
The outbreak is the latest in a spate of cases of the "winter vomiting disease" which have been discovered at hospitals across the Black Country since before Christmas.
Previously, two wards at Sandwell Hospital in West Bromwich were sealed off after more than 70 patients and staff were struck down.
Visitors were banned from Priory 5 and Lyndon 5 wards after a total of 51 people were hit by norovirus.
Jessame Kinghorn, head of communications with the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, warned that norovirus was extremely contagious and strict hygiene measures were in place.
But on January 17 the sickness bug had returned to the hospital, just six weeks after the first outbreak.
This time a different ward at Sandwell Hospital was affected, with Priory 4 being forced to close.
On this occasion 16 patients and two members of staff were suffering from the bug.