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.
Citation: Am J Infect Control. 2012 Feb;40(1):73-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2011.03.033. Epub 2011 Aug 4.
Publication Type: Journal article
Publisher: American Journal of Infection Control