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Cases of winter vomiting bug Norovirus pass one million

More than one million people have been infected with norovirus, the winter vomiting bug, according to latest figures.

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The number of people struck by a debilitating winter vomiting bug has rocketed with more than half a million Britons falling ill this winter, official figures have revealed.

Whooping cough epidemic

More than 50 cases of whooping cough are being reported each day and 13 infants have died in the worst UK outbreak for more than 20 years.

Winter vomiting virus sweeps Britain forcing hospital wards to close as cases hit five-year high

Thousands of people have already been hit by the bug

MRSA outbreak at Cambridge's Rosie Hospital halted by new DNA profiling technology

A bug-busting “black box” is being developed that can rapidly identify the source of hospital infections and help staff to stop them spreading.

Winter closing in as mercury drops further

Much of Britain will experience a cold snap over the coming week as winter closes in.

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A drug user has been taken to hospital with anthrax infection after injecting a suspected contaminated batch of heroin.

Whooping cough outbreak claims life of 10th baby

The number of babies who have died in the biggest outbreak of whooping cough in England and Wales for 20 years has risen to 10, health officials say.

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Toll rises to 10 baby deaths this year in biggest whooping cough outbreak for 20 years

The number of babies who have died in the biggest outbreak of whooping cough for 20 years has increased to 10, health officials said.

Truancy rate 'falls to 5%'

Pupils missed fewer lessons last year as children took less time off sick, official figures suggest.

Egg whites product linked to salmonella cases

Bottles of liquid egg whites have been linked to seven cases of salmonella, health experts have warned.

10 held over illegal waste dumping

Ten people have been arrested in connection with the suspected illegal treatment, dumping and trading of hazardous waste including asbestos, the Environment Agency said.

Pregnant women to receive whooping cough vaccinations

Pregnant women are to be vaccinated against whooping cough, health officials said, after the biggest outbreak of the illness for 20 years claimed the lives of 10 babies.

'Sars-like virus' man in stable condition

A man who contracted a potentially fatal Sars-like virus is now in a stable condition.

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