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Successful control of a norovirus outbreak among attendees of a hospital teaching conference

 

We report an outbreak of norovirus gastroenteritis after a hospital teaching conference, and describe the specific measures instituted by the infection control team. No secondary cases of norovirus infection were identified among hospital staff or patients. In a case-control study, we identified multiple food source contamination as the source of the outbreak. Our report highlights the potential success of a multifaceted infection control strategy in preventing the transmission of norovirus in healthcare settings.

Author: Vinnard C, Lee I, Linkin D

Citation: Am J Infect Control. 2012 Feb;40(1):73-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2011.03.033. Epub 2011 Aug 4.

Published: 04/08/2011

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: American Journal of Infection Control