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Norovirus

Noroviruses are a group of viruses that are highly contagious and are the commonest cause of gastroenteritis in the world with about 1 in every 5 cases of gastroenteritis that leads to diarrhoea and vomiting being caused by it. It is estimated to cause almost 700 million cases worldwide, about 200 million of which are in children under 5 leading to an estimated 50,000 child deaths each year, mainly in developing countries.

You will likely have heard of norovirus referred to as “the winter vomiting bug” because it is a lot more common in the winter months. You may have been unfortunate enough to have had it and if so, will agree it really isn’t something you ever want again.

But what is norovirus, how do you get it and importantly how do you avoid getting it and avoid spreading it?

In this week’s podcast, we answer all these questions and more.

Have a listen to the latest podcast, and if you haven’t heard our earlier podcast from this year on men’s health, do have a listen to that too.

You can hear the podcast on our podcast page or you can hear it here:

9 November 2020