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An outbreak of norovirus infection in a long-term care facility in Brazil

Fernando Gatti de Menezes, Vanessa Maria da Silva de Poli Correa, Fábio Gazelato de Mello Franco, Miriam Ikeda Ribeiro, Maria Fátima dos Santos Cardoso, Simone Guadagnucci Morillo, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082010AO1779

ABSTRACT Objective: To describe a norovirus outbreak in a Brazilian long-term care facility from July 8 to 29, 2005. Methods: In the first 48 to 72 hours after onset of symptoms in inpatients and employees, the main infection control strategies were staff education, emphasis on hand washing, implementing contact precautions up to 48-72 hours after resolution of symptoms, complete cleaning of the rooms and exclusion of symptomatic employees from work until 48-72 hours after resolution of their symptoms. Epidemiological and […]