Bug on a ‘downward trend’

There is a “downward trend” in the number of people suffering from the winter vomiting bug, health officials said.

The number of confirmed cases of norovirus has lowered in recent weeks, with the latest data showing that there was a 32 per cent decrease in the number of cases during the first week of 2013 compared to the last week of 2012, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said.

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But the experts warned the figure could rise again because of the unpredictability of the norovirus season.