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Norwalk-like virus outbreak in Canberra: implications for infection control in aged care facilities

Miller, Megge; Carter, Louise; Scott, Katrina; Millard, Geoffrey; Lynch, Barry; Guest, Charles


This paper reports on an outbreak of viral gastroenteritis in three institutions (two aged care facilities and one hospital) in Canberra during the winter of 2002. Norwalk-like virus genotype II was detected in samples from staff and/or residents in all three institutions. A case series investigation was conducted amongst both staff and residents. It is likely that the outbreaks in the three institutions were linked due to transfers of infected residents from one institution to another, early...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Communicable Diseases Intelligence


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