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Norovirus cases up 83%

The number of confirmed cases of norovirus is 83% higher than last season, according to the latest figures from the Health Protection Agency (HPA).

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Schools close due to norovirus

In the past week, schools from Plymouth to Fife have been forced to close after soaring numbers of children have fallen victim to the highly contagious norovirus.

Earlier this week, at Wimbledon Chase Primary School in south west London, 140 of the 639 pupils were off sick with the bug. Staff said the number was unprecedented.

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