Recent data suggest that cases of norovirus infection, which are usually highest after Christmas, are high for this time of year. According to data available up to December 2 2012, there have been 2,313 confirmed laboratory reports (which is 64% higher than the same period in the last season). But the HPA estimates that for every confirmed report there are another 288 unreported cases. This means that as many as 666,144 people could have been affected in this outbreak of norovirus. This number is expected to continue to rise.
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