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A record number of patients picked up life-threatening infections in NHS hospitals last year, alarming figures show. Poor hygiene on the wards has resulted in those with hospital-acquired infection…

Public health advice on Norovirus outbreak Public health experts at Cumbria County Council are reminding people to wash their hands regularly and drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration

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Getting Rid of Norovirus

In a Friday, February 26, 2010 file photo, the cruise ship Celebrity Mercury is seen docked at the South Carolina State Ports Authority passenger terminal in downtown Charleston S.C. More passengers are sick with a stomach bug aboard Celebrity Mercury, the same cruise ship hit by a virus on its previous trip from South Carolina.

Here's what you need to know about the winter vomiting bug and how to avoid it

If the cold weather and dark evenings weren’t enough, then this season has another downside: the winter vomiting bug.