Overall, current levels of norovirus activity in the community are High.
These increased levels can be expected to persist until the end of February 2017, resulting in an increased risk of introduction of norovirus into acute and residential healthcare facilities.
It is important that healthcare staff, who become unwell with suspected noroviral illness exclude themselves from work (and for 48 hours following resolution of symptoms), to minimise the likelihood of norovirus introduction into the workplace.
Last updated: 18 January 2017
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Publication Date: 15/02/2017