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

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

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  • 1Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. christopher.vinnard@uphs.upenn.edu

Abstract

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.

Copyright © 2012 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

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