Schools and hospitals forced to shut after hundreds of pupils and patients stuck down by norovirus 

Howden School in Goole and Parkside School in Bradford (pictured) have had to close this week because of outbreaks of an illness believed to be norovirus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting.
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NOROVIRUS symptoms include feeling sick and having diarrhoea, and the virus is known as the ‘winter vomiting bug’. An outbreak of norovirus has spread across the UK, and Public Health England is urging the public to follow good hygiene practices. These are the signs and symptoms of norovirus to look out for.
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NOROVIRUS symptoms include diarrhoea and being sick, and it has the nickname ‘the winter vomiting bug’. With reported 2018 infection outbreaks on the rise, where in the UK are you most likely to become infected with the virus?
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Abstract In October 2016, an outbreak of norovirus occurred among attendees of a Halloween-themed party at a public swimming pool in the south-east of England. Norovirus genogroup II was confirmed in 11 cases. In the retrospective cohort study of pool users, 68 individuals (37 female and 31 male), with a median age of 11 years (range: 0-50 years), met the case definition of developing diarrhoea or vomiting between 6 and 72 h after the pool visit. Multivariable analysis showed that increasing age was associated with a reduced risk of illness (odds ratio = 0.91; 95% confidence interval: 0.83-0.99). Pool behaviou...
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A NOROVIRUS outbreak has struck the UK, with reports of the infection now being present in three counties. Although not life-threatening, the virus can seriously affect health for a week causing vomiting, diarrhoea and other unpleasant symptoms. Avoid the norovirus bug and protect yourself against the spread by doing this.
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A NOROVIRUS outbreak has struck the UK, with reports of the infection now being present in three counties. Although not life-threatening, the virus can seriously affect health for a week causing vomiting, diarrhoea and other unpleasant symptoms. Avoid the norovirus bug and protect yourself against the spread by doing this.
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Publication date: Available online 29 June 2018Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Krisztián Bányai, Mary K Estes, Vito Martella, Umesh D ParasharSummaryEnteric viruses, particularly rotaviruses and noroviruses, are a leading cause of gastroenteritis worldwide. Rotaviruses primarily affect young children, accounting for almost 40% of hospital admissions for diarrhoea and 200 000 deaths worldwide, with the majority of deaths occurring in developing countries. Two vaccines against rotavirus were licensed in 2006 and have been implemented in 95 countries as of April, 2018. Data from eight high-income and middle-incom...
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Norovirus is a small, non-enveloped, positive stranded RNA virus in the Caliciviridae family. Infection results in diarrhoea, vomiting, abdominal pain and fever lasting 1-3 days, although only 10-12% of individuals seek medical attention [1]. Norovirus is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis worldwide and causes outbreaks in hospitals, nursing homes, cruise ships, and other closed settings [2 –5]. There are an estimated 19-21 million norovirus cases in the United States every year [6]. Outbreaks of norovirus not only confer significant morbidity but have also been shown to increase all-cause mortality, part...
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PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - The number of people struck down by a virus causing vomiting and diarrhoea at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has more than doubled to 86, though athletes remain unaffected, the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said.
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More than a thousand private guards are withdrawn at Pyeongchang as 41 suffer vomiting and diarrhoea.
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A sickness surveillance system will help the NHS plan for surges in demand this winter by tracking outbreaks of norovirus, which causes vomiting and diarrhoea, and other illness around the country.
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