Pupils have been sent home from a primary school in Bishopbriggs amid an outbreak of Norovirus.

East Dunbartonshire Council confirmed the outbreak of the winter vomiting bug at Thomas Muir Primary School to the Evening Times. 

It's understood parents were "queuing up to pick up sick children from the assembly hall" both today and yesterday after exhibiting symptoms, including vomiting and diarrhoea.

The highly infectious virus spreads easily from human contact and surfaces touched by those already affected.

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Other symptoms include high body temperature or fever, headaches and sore or aching arms or legs.

Parents have now been issued with information regarding the bug, and have been urged to keep any child exhibiting symptoms home for 48 hours.

Depute Chief Executive, Education, People & Business at East Dunbartonshire Council, Ann Davie, said: "There has been an outbreak of the Norovirus at Thomas Muir Primary School in Bishopbriggs and a number of pupils were sent home from school today with Norovirus symptoms.

"All parents and carers have been contacted to advise them of the outbreak and that if their child exhibits any symptoms they are to be kept at home for 48 hours.

"We have been in contact with NHS Public Health and control measures have been put in place in line with NHS guidance."

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This incident is the second occurrence of the outbreak at a primary school in the greater Glasgow area in recent days.

Over a hundred pupils at St Angela's Primary School in Darnley first reported signs of the highly contagious bug last Tuesday, but the school remained open.

However youngsters and staff members continued feeling the effects of the illness on Wednesday and the decision was taken to advise pupils to steer clear until the outbreak has passed.