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Rapid control of norovirus gastroenteritis outbreak in an acute paediatric ward.

Nine children, one visitor, and one medical student were affected in a norovirus gastroenteritis outbreak in an acute paediatric ward. The outbreak was rapidly terminated 3 days after implementation of stringent infection control measures and there was no second wave of attack. measures included strict contact precautions, prompt isolation and cohorting of symptomatic patients, vigorous environmental cleansing with hypochlorite solution (1000 ppm), meticulous handling of waste products, and efficient contact tracing of exposed patients, family members, and medical students. Acta P├Ždiatrica. 2006 May;95(5):581-86.