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Am J Infect Control. 2014 Jun;42(6):676-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.02.004.

Knowledge of norovirus prevention and control among infection preventionists.

Author information

1
Food and Nutrition Policy Research, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC. Electronic address: kkosa@rti.org.
2
Food and Nutrition Policy Research, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC.
3
Division of Viral Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.
4
Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.

Abstract

A Web-based survey was administered to infection preventionists (IPs) (N = 941) to characterize awareness and knowledge of norovirus (NoV). Only 44% of respondents correctly identified NoV as one of the 3 most common foodborne pathogens in the United States, and 5% correctly identified the 3 most common settings for NoV outbreaks. Several gaps in IPs' knowledge of NoV were identified; specifically, IPs could benefit from learning more about the natural history of NoV, modes of transmission, and cleaning and disinfection processes.

KEYWORDS:

Core competency; Survey

PMID:
24837119
PMCID:
PMC5712436
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajic.2014.02.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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