All staff in care homes across Coventry and Rugby will be taught to recognise and understand the importance of a quick test to tackle norovirus
Dr Evonne Curran, of Health Protection Scotland, said: "As norovirus
is so infectious, it is important that everyone plays their part in reducing outbreak risks.
Lead author Dr Benjamin Lopman from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the USA, said including data from 48 countries and involving more than 187 000 gastroenteritis cases worldwide, these new estimates are the largest analysis of norovirus
infection and disease to date.
The very low infectious dose of norovirus
may be one reason why it is the most common cause of diarrheal illness (Mead et al.
The health board came under further pressure on beds following an outbreak of norovirus
in one ward in Neath Port Talbot Hospital and another ward in Bridgend's Princess of Wales Hospital.
Study subjects were randomized to receive either placebo or the bivalent vaccine, which also targets norovirus
Shellfish producers in North Wales warned this could have a devastating impact on the industry while doing nothing to reduce cases of norovirus
which is commonly spread in communities from person to person.
3), (4), (5), (6) Until recently, no one had tested whether norovirus
in contaminated water remains infectious after pesticides are added.
But a spokeswoman for the hospital today said while norovirus
is circulating in the community it was vital that they "break the cycle".
As of December, the Sydney stomach bug accounted for 58 percent of all norovirus
outbreaks in America.
Symptoms of norovirus
typically begin between 24 and 48 hours after infection with the virus.
1 million people in Britain have succumbed to the norovirus
winter vomiting disease so far this season, and health officials expect cases to jump higher after a Christmas and New Year dip.