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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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Birmingham hospital closed to visitors due to virus

Birmingham City Hospital is closed to visitors due to an outbreak of the norovirus, a hospital spokesperson has confirmed. Three wards are also shut as staff conduct a deep clean.

The spokesperson said that members of the public who have diarrhoea or vomiting symptoms should seek treatment from their GP rather than attending the hospital's A&E department.

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