Friday, January 4, 2013

'One in five' struck by norovirus in Scotland say experts

One in five people in Scotland may have been hit by norovirus in the past year, according to new figures.

The high number of cases has led to hospitals across the country having to close wards to new admissions.

A total of 2,824 cases of norovirus - also known as the winter vomiting bug - were confirmed by laboratories in Scotland in the past 12 months.