Department of Health written question – answered on 20th October 2014.

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Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

In the period April 2014 to September 2014 the Public Health England Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control (CIDSC) received reports of 87 laboratory confirmed outbreaks of norovirus infection in hospitals in England.

In addition, seven laboratory confirmed outbreaks of foodborne norovirus infection were reported to CIDSC from health protection teams in England during the same period.

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