Wolverhampton Anniversary Party Struck By Suspected Norovirus Outbreak

Reports Reveal HPA Is Working To Establish Cause

26.04.2012

Lawyers who represent victims left with long-term health problems as a result of illness in the UK and abroad have revealed their concerns over a suspected Norovirus outbreak in Wolverhampton.

Around 50 guests at a wedding anniversary party in Tettenhall were believed to have been affected by the problems, with the local council, primary care trust and Health Protection Agency working together to establish the cause.

The Express and Star reports that experts currently believe the outbreak was not linked to food poisoning.

Irwin Mitchell’s specialist illness claims team has vast expertise in the area and acts for numerous clients whose health has been seriously affected by illness outbreaks both during holidays and in the UK.

Elizabeth Tetzner, a specialist in such cases at Irwin Mitchell’s Birmingham office, said: “Norovirus and similar gastric illnesses often have a huge impact on victims, leaving them with health problems and conditions which can in some cases continue.

“We hope that the HPA and the other local authorities are able to work quickly and thoroughly in determining what caused this outbreak and how any further cases could be prevented.

“It is also vital that as much information as possible is gathered, with a view to ensuring that lessons can be learned.”