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Rotavirus outbreak on a pediatric oncology floor: possible association with toys.

Transmission of rotavirus continued on the pediatric unit for more than a month even after aggressive infection control measures were instituted. The examination of the outbreak of rotavirus revealed that communal toys had not been cleaned for several months, in line with the weekly protocol. The authors of this paper believe that improperly cleaned toys may have served as fomites in the transmission of rotavirus and contributed to the outbreak. Am J Infect Control 2000;28:378-80.