Noroviruses are one of the most common causes of gastroenteritis (stomach bugs). In the past, noroviruses have also been called 'winter vomiting viruses', 'small round structured viruses' or 'Norwalk-like viruses'. They belong to a group of viruses called 'caliciviruses'.
Figure 1: Number of norovirus outbreaks, norovirus outbreak associated cases and norovirus notifications in Ireland by season 2015-2018
Noroviral infection in Ireland:
|1,246||The number of norovirus notifications in 2018|
|26.2||The national norovirus case notification rate per 100,000 population in 2018|
Last updated: 19 December 2019