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Norovirus Surveillance

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HPS collects and publishes information on the number of norovirus cases in NHS Scotland.

Norovirus Wards and Bay Closures

On 2 October 2017 HPS implemented a new Norovirus reporting system recording all ward/bay closures due to norovirus outbreaks in Scotland, replacing Monday point prevalence reporting.

NHS boards now report all ward and bay closures due to norovirus including number of patients/staff affected and length of outbreak into HPS on a weekly basis. The figures will be added to an ongoing Norovirus dashboard where closure figures can be selected by board and date. As this reporting has only begun there is limited data included in the dashboard.

Laboratory Reports of Norovirus, by Week

10 Year Dataset for Norovirus

This is the annual number of laboratory reports of norovirus in NHS Scotland from 2007 - 2016.

Outbreaks and Norovirus

In addition to the surveillance of ward closures with confirmed or persumed norovirus HPS has a surveillance system for all general outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease including norovirus; information from this surveillance system is published quarterly in the HPS Weekly Report.