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Hospital outbreak of Norwalk-like virus
journal contributionposted on 1997-08-01, 00:00 authored by Philip RussoPhilip Russo, D W Spelman, G A Harrington, A W J Jenney, I C Gunesekere, P J Wright, J C Doultree, J A Marshall
An outbreak of gastroenteritis caused by Norwalk-like virus occurred in two areas of the hospital: area 1, consisting of three adjacent and interconnected wards, with mostly elderly patients; and area 22, an acute ward in a separate building with elderly patients. In area 1, 40 patients and 20 staff were affected; in area 2, 18 patients and 14 staff were affected. Infection control measures were instituted in consultation with the government health authority. These measures did not appear to affect the course of the outbreak, but may have prevented spreads to the other wards.