Meaning of winter vomiting disease in English:

winter vomiting disease


mass nounBritish
  • Gastroenteritis caused by a norovirus, occurring especially during the winter.

    ‘five hundred people fell ill—struck down by the nausea, vomiting, and aching muscles that characterize winter vomiting disease’
    • ‘An outbreak of winter vomiting disease has led to the closure of three hospital wards in St George's Hospital.’
    • ‘So far, 100 people, including staff and patients, have been affected by the winter vomiting disease, although some people have already recovered.’
    • ‘Winter vomiting disease circulates in the community and the hospital said at least one of the cases was thought to have come from a patient admitted from a nursing home.’
    • ‘Confirmed cases of the debilitating bug, also known as winter vomiting disease, are already up some 70 per cent on last year.’
    • ‘On Monday we revealed high levels of winter vomiting disease were hitting hospital wards, care homes and schools across Greater Manchester.’