Tens of thousands hit by norovirus bug

Three-quarters of a million people are thought to have contracted the ‘winter vomiting bug’ norovirus so far this season, reports the Telegraph.

The Health Protection Agency figures estimate that some 68,000 people have caught it in the last week.

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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).