Norovirus outbreak could worsen in new year

The peak season for norovirus cases is normally from January to April, according to the Health Protection Agency.

Whilst the current figures show an increase in cases earlier in the season than is usual, the numbers could still rise in the new year.

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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).