300 passengers caught norovirus on Oriana

P&O has confirmed that at least 300 passengers travelling on their cruise ship the Oriana on a tour of the Baltic Sea suffered from the norovirus.

A spokeswoman for P&O's parent company Carnival had earlier said there had been "an incidence of a mild gastrointestinal illness".

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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).