article 02 January 2013 UK
The norovirus (Getty)
Norovirus cases up by 100,000 over Christmas

Some 100,000 people were struck down with the winter vomiting bug over Christmas according to the latest figures, bringing the number of people the Norovirus has affected this season to 1.12 million.

article 28 December 2012 UK
Norovirus cases increase. (Getty)
Norovirus cases 'top a million'

The number of UK people hit by winter vomiting bug norovirus could now stand at more than a million, it is estimated.

article 18 December 2012 UK
So far this season there have been 3,046 confirmed cases of norovirus in England and Wales (Getty)
Norovirus: vomiting bug could affect up to 880,000

An outbreak of the winter vomiting bug could affect almost 880,000 this year, according to the latest figures released by health officals.

article 14 December 2012 UK
Norovirus 'plague ship' docks in Southampton (R)
Norovirus 'plague ship' docks in Southampton

After 10 days on board a vomit-ridden Baltic cruise on which over 400 passengers came down with norovirus, the winter bug, Oriana passengers finally arrive home.

article 12 December 2012 UK
Norovirus: winter vomiting bug hits over 300 on Oriana ship
Norovirus: winter vomiting bug hits nearly 400 on cruise

Passengers collapsing, restaurants shut down and toilets smelling of vomit: 378 people on the luxury cruise ship Oriana are struck by norovirus, as reports of the bug rise by 72 per cent this season.

article 27 November 2012 UK
Vomiting bug closes 45 hospital wards (Getty)
Vomiting bug closes 45 hospital wards

Health officials reveal dozens of hospital wards have been closed over the last two weeks as it emerges there has been a 52 per cent rise in cases of the winter vomiting bug.

article 02 January 2012 UK
A magnified image of the bug that causes norovirus (Getty)
Norovirus: the key questions

With the latest figures suggesting that up to 1.12 million people could be affected by an outbreak of norovirus in the UK, Channel 4 News looks at the virus and why it is so contagious.