Epidemiology and impact of norovirus outbreaks in Norwegian healthcare institutions, 2005–2018

ConclusionsNorovirus outbreaks in Norwegian HCIs appears to have a substantial impact on both hospital and LTCFs all over Norway, especially during the winter months. That up to half of all cases were healthcare professionals emphasizes a need for further focus on infection control. Our results suggest that hospitals, affected first, could alert LTCFs in the area in order to prevent further outbreaks.
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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