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Norovirus Outbreak Charts
WHAT is the Norovirus natural habitat or host? How does it start up an outbreak? Where does it go when outbreaks die down?
CDC: The studies I read on the CDC's website suggested the most common mode of transmission is foodbourne, with restaurants, schools, hospitals, and long-term care facilities being at the top of the list of most common places to contract it. It most likely always is alive in some food or someone but transmission is held at bay or can be increased depending on contact and hand washing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stomach flu outbreak at a RCFE. Visit ban in place for a week now. What is the implication? How could a ban last for several weeks?
How many days quarantine is considered typical when there is a stomach flu outbreak at a RCFE?
This one RCFE has been in quarantine for four days.
Norovirus : Yes. Norovirus is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in the United States. According to the CDC Norovirus outbreaks peak during November to April in the United States. The best way to prevent Norovirus is to wash your hands with soap and water frequently, and wash your fruits and vegetables. More tips here from CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/preventing-infection.html?s_cid=cs_074 ...Read more
Infection control: Antibiotic resistant bacteria are commonly present in body fluids such as urine, feces and phlegm. Be careful and wash hands with soap and water. Alcohol based hand sanitizers are not adequate protection. Norovirus outbreaks do occur but are infrequent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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