Norovirus: Winter vomiting bus continues to wreak havoc as cases hit a five-year high

Winter vomiting bug continues to wreak havoc as cases hit a FIVE-YEAR high New figures show number of cases 72 per cent higher than last December Schools from Plymouth to Fife forced to close after soaring numbers of children fall victim to the highly contagious norovirusIn some schools, up to a quarter of pupils are off sick and parents banned from attending nativity plays Dozens of hospital wards also closed as bug spreads | UPDATED: 18:05 GMT, 12 December 2012 The winter vomiting bug is continuing to wreak havoc across the country, with new figures out today showing cases are a staggering 72 per cent higher than this time last year.