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Dirty floodwater could cause surge in norovirus cases

Health experts are predicting a rise in stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhoea caused by dirty floodwater as sewage spills out of drains. Floodwater may comprise of E.coli, salmonella and campylobacter bacteria as animal waste mixes with storm waters and human … Continue reading

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Norovirus cases reach 1.1 million with millions still at risk

The total of people affected by norovirus (aka ‘the winter vomiting bug’) has now reached a staggering 1.12 million according to the latest Health Protection Agency (HPA) projected figures for England and Wales. Laboratory-confirmed cases of norovirus now stand at … Continue reading

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Contagious ‘winter vomiting bug’ hits UK; hospitals forced to close wards

An outbreak of norovirus or ‘winter vomiting bug’ as it is more commonly known, has left thousands suffering across Britain and forced an incredible 45 hospitals to shut down wards in an attempt to stop the winter bug from spreading … Continue reading

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Norovirus escalates on the luxury cruise ship Boudicca

The cruise liner Boudicca, which some passengers have given the moniker ‘HMS Holby City’, finally arrived into port yesterday after 170 passengers had been suffering from the highly contagious winter condition, the norovirus, which leads to vomiting and diarrhoea for … Continue reading

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