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Norovirus over peak

The worst norovirus season on record has started to decline, according to latest figures from the Health Protection Agency.

The rates of GP consultations for vomiting and gastroenteritis declined in the last week of January although diarrhoea consultations are similar to previous weeks.

Although new lab tests and greater awareness may have contributed to the rise there is evidence that there is a real rise in prevalence, says the agency.

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