Friday, 9 December 2016

Vomiting bug 'at high level this winter'

Vomiting bug 'at high level this winter' The number of people falling ill with the vomiting bug norovirus in England this winter is at higher than average levels, figures suggest.

Lab testing has revealed there have been 1,704 cases so far - 9% higher than the average seen at this stage in the previous five winters.

This will be a fraction of the total number because it only captures people seeking NHS help.

In hospitals, there have been 100 outbreaks of the bug.

These outbreaks cause hospitals to close down beds and whole wards at what is the busiest time of the year.

According to latest figures, over 850 beds are closed because of norovirus out of a total of 100,000. BBC News

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