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Norovirus outbreak worst on record

13th December 2012

Norovirus has left dozens of hospital wards and some schools closed and three-quarters of a million people affected in the worst start to the winter vomiting bug season on record.

In the last two weeks, 43 hospital wards across England and Wales shut with the total number closed since the outbreak began now standing at 335. Figures from the Health Protection Agency indicate 68,000 people have been hit by the bug in the last week alone, meaning that almost twice as many people have been affected so far this autumn and winter, compared to the same stage in 2011.


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Article Information

Title: Norovirus outbreak worst on record
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 23367
Date Added: 13th Dec 2012


The Telegraph

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