Lessons Learned: A Journey Through a Norovirus Outbreak

      Background: Norovirus is the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the United States and outbreaks occur most frequently in healthcare settings. The unique epidemiological pattern of norovirus this past year during an outbreak on a short term rehab unit supports that viral shedding may occur over a longer period of time as has been reported in the literature previously. This has caused us to rethink our current interventions to prevent transmission and subsequent outbreaks. Alternative and unique approaches can be effective.
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