Rotavirus warning: Dangerous sickness spreads across Europe – Threat to UK imminent

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
By Paul Martin

ROTAVIRUS is spreading across Germany, with young children and babies particularly at risk from the sickness bug.

Tue, Nov 14, 2017

The disease, which causes diarrhoea, vomiting and fever, is being reported at worryingly high rates in Germany.

Some federal states are already reporting 40 per cent more infections than last year – before winter has even begun when cases routinely soar.

During cold weather the rotavirus spreads faster and the number of cases is expected to surge over winter.

In the UK about one in 10 of infected children require hospital treatment as a result of complications, usually from severe dehydration.

A further one in five need to see their doctor, but the majority recover at home.

The virus is currently particularly prevalent in northern Germany, especially Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein.

Vaccines are being recommended by health officials in an attempt to prevent the spread of the virus.

Washing hands regularly and thoroughly is also recommended.

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