Nearly 17 million people suffer from stomach upsets in the UK every year, leading to around 11 million lost working days, new research by The University of Manchester has found.
The study, published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), is the biggest of its kind for more than 10 years and looked at the impact of all cases of infectious intestinal disease (IID), not just those linked to food, on the UK population. IID is typically vomiting or diarrhea, or a combination of the two. The research was carried out by a group of organizations led by Manchester University.
The research found:

• there are up to 17 million cases of IID annually, which is the equivalent of one in four people becoming ill during the year
• approximately 50% of people with IID took time off from work or school because of their symptoms. The University of Manchester has calculated that this represents nearly 19 million days lost – more than 11 million of these were in people of working age
• for every case of IID recorded in national surveillance there are 147 that are unreported
• viruses, particularly Norovirus are the most common causes of IID
Norovirus was identified as the largest cause of IID in the UK. Although many norovirus infections are spread by person-to-person transmission, it does have the potential to cause foodborne disease and is included in the Agency’s Foodborne Disease Strategy 2010–2015.
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