To address the issue, Dr Lesley Larkin surveillance lead for the gastrointestinal pathogens unit at PHE, told PA: “We have seen increases in norovirus cases as COVID-19 restrictions have eased and people mix more.
“As with COVID-19, handwashing is really important to help stop the spread of this bug, but remember, unlike for Covid-19 alcohol gels do not kill off norovirus so soap and water is best.”
Most recently norovirus cases have been detected in year-year educational settings.
In June 2021, PHE said that cases were “notably higher.”
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