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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Symptoms of norovirus

  • Norovirus symptoms include a sudden onset of vomiting - which can be projectile in nature - and/or diarrhoea - which may be profuse and watery.
  • Some people may also have a temperature, headache and stomach cramps.
  • The illness usually completely resolves in one or two days and there are no long term effects.
  • For most people affected by norovirus it is an unpleasant but short lived illness.
  • There is no specific treatment other than to let the illness run its course, taking plenty of drinks to replace lost fluids.

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