Norovirus is back: Coldest March in 50 years sees winter vomiting bug cases rise

Norovirus is back: Coldest March in 50 years sees winter vomiting bug cases rise Health Protection Agency figures show rise in first three weeks of MarchEaster travels might have helped infection to spread around the country .

Toddler"s heart stops for THREE MINUTES after hospital nurse accidentally twists his breathing tubes

Toddler's heart stops for THREE MINUTES after hospital nurse accidentally twists his breathing tubes Sannjay Varathabawan was admitted with a bad cold and breathing problemsWhen a nurse lifted him to clean up his bed, she twisted oxygen tubeThis blocked his air supply and caused his heart to stop for three minutesDoctors frantically battled to save the youngster, who has now recovered By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 14:03 GMT, 6 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:05 GMT, 6 March 2013 A toddler admitted to hospital with a bad cold had to be resuscitated after a nurse accidentally blocked his breathing tubes, his parents claim.

Talented teenager, 14, found dead by her father after suffering from suspected septicaemia

Talented teenager, 14, found dead by her father after suffering from suspected septicaemiaNatasha Scott-Falber fell ill with what her family thought was the norovirusBut she was found dead at her father's home on Valentine's DayIt is now believed the teenager may have died from septicaemia By Suzannah Hills PUBLISHED: 17:41 GMT, 19 February 2013 | UPDATED: 20:42 GMT, 19 February 2013 Shock: Schoolgirl Natasha Scott-Falber, 14, is believed to have died from septicemia A talented teenager who had dreams of starring in the West End has died from suspected septicaemia aged just 14.

Blood stocks running low after festive norovirus outbreak causes shortage of donors

UK blood supplies dangerously low after early norovirus outbreak keeps donors away Stocks of O Negative blood – which can be given to people of different blood groups – are in low supplyNon-attendance by donors increased by 50 per cent just before New Year due to winter vomiting bug By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 17:58 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:59 GMT, 3 January 2013 The NHS has made an urgent appeal for O Negative blood donors after the early norovirus outbreak and the festive period caused a drop in donations.

Norovirus: One million now affected by winter vomiting bug – and cases are set to soar well into the New Year

One million now affected by winter vomiting bug – and cases are set to soar well into the New Year Number of norovirus cases up by 83 per cent on this time last yearToll is expected to rise, says the Health Protection AgencyThe number of cases has risen earlier than expected this year, following a trend seen across Europe | UPDATED: 10:26 GMT, 29 December 2012 The winter vomiting bug has claimed another 141,000 victims in the last week, pushing the annual total up to more than 1.1million.

How to repel the dreaded winter vomiting bug, the norovirus

How to repel the dreaded winter vomiting bug, the norovirus, as number of cases soarMore than 800,000 cases reported since the summerThe figures are up 83 per cent on last year | UPDATED: 00:55 GMT, 23 December 2012 There is a huge number of cases of norovirus, or winter vomiting bug, this year.

More winter health misery as the flu season kicks off

More winter health misery as the flu season kicks off, with schoolchildren worst affected Cases highest in children aged five to 14, says Health Protection AgencyNorth East England appears to be worst affected area of the country Doctors given the green light to prescribe antivirals to those who need themThose in at-risk groups yet to be vaccinated are urged to have flu jab | UPDATED: 10:07 GMT, 21 December 2012 The winter flu season has kicked off, parents have been warned, after an increase in the number of school children falling ill with the infection The flu season has begun, parents have been warned, after an increase in the number of children aged five to 14 falling ill.

Winter vomiting bug could cancel Christmas for thousands as cases hit 900,000

Winter vomiting bug could cancel Christmas for thousands as cases near 900,000 Number of people affected is 83 per cent higher than this time last year due to an early outbreak of the virusMost cases usually occur between January and MarchNumber of people affected has doubled in one week | UPDATED: 16:26 GMT, 19 December 2012 Norovirus is threatening to ruin Christmas for thousands of people as the number of cases continues to soar.

Cases of winter vomiting bug reach 900,000 as dozens more hospitals are forced to close

Cases of winter vomiting bug reach 900,000 as dozens more hospitals are forced to close Cases up 83% on this time last yearFour in ten NHS trusts have reported outbreaks2,398 beds 'closed' because of the virus | UPDATED: 09:54 GMT, 19 December 2012 Norovirus is continuing to wreak havoc across the country, with the number of people affected now almost 900,000 since the summer.

Cases of winter vomiting bug up 42% in a week as more hospitals are forced to close their doors

Cases of winter vomiting bug up 42% in a week as more hospitals are forced to close their doors Cases of norovirus up 83% on this time last yearHospital outbreaks also doubled compared to last yearCold weather suggested as reason for worst start to the norovirus season on record Up to 880,000 people could have been affected | UPDATED: 15:02 GMT, 18 December 2012 Norovirus is continuing to wreak havoc across the country, with the number of people affected almost doubling in the space of a week.