Successful control of a norovirus outbreak among attendees of a hospital teaching conference.
Am J Infect Control. 2011 Aug 3;
Authors: Vinnard C, Lee I, Linkin D
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 health care settings.
PMID: 21816511 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]