Eight with salmonella in Newport’s Royal Gwent Hospital (that’s in Wales)

Maybe it’s time to get back to the family compound in Newport, Wales.

Health officials in Newport are investigating eight cases of salmonella at the city’s Royal Gwent Hospital.

A hospital spokesman said it was not yet clear whether those suffering from the bacterial infection had caught it in the community or in hospital.

GPs in the area have been contacted to alert them to the possibility the bug may be present in the community.

Salmonella is usually associated with eating contaminated foods. The eight people are said to be recovering well.

Some showed symptoms of the illness when they came into hospital but others did not, the spokesman said.