International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

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International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

Home Hygiene & Health

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Infection control measures for norovirus: a systematic review of outbreaks in semi-enclosed settings

The researchers carried out a review of published, peer-reviewed articles to assess the evidence for effectiveness of control measures during norovirus outbreaks in enclosed settings. There were 47 papers identified for review, some of which reported more than one outbreak, providing 72 outbreaks for analysis. These results suggest that sound infection control procedures are key to controlling norovirus outbreaks but unfortunately, the present body of the published literature does not provide an evidence-base for the value of specific measures. J Hosp Infect. 2009 Oct 9. [Epub ahead of print]