norovirus

Norovirus in Vermont

Investigation of cluster of cases of vomiting and diarrhea among children who had attended a birthday party at an indoor swim club in Vermont in 2004.

 

Objectives

After completing this case study, the student should be able to:

1.    list categories and examples of questions that should be asked of key informants who report a suspected infectious disease outbreak;

Investigation: 
Outbreak
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2010
Author (s): 

Jeanette Stehr-Green

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Gastroenteritis at a University in Texas

Based on an investigation of an outbreak of norovirus gastroenteritis among students at the University of Texas in 1998, eventually traced to a foodhandler who worked in one of the campus cafeterias.

 

Objectives:

Investigation: 
Outbreak
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2002
Author (s): 

Jeanette Stehr-Green

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A Norovirus Outbreak Caused by Improper Infection Control Practices in a Nursing Home: Guangdong Province, China, March 2010

Background: On March 1, 2010, a norovirus outbreak was reported in Guangzhou City nursing home in Guangdong Province, China. 29 residents of the nursing home developed symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea. 26 stool specimens were positive for norovirus by RT-PCR. We investigated to identify the cause and the mode of transmission of the outbreak, and to recommend prevention and control measures.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Jiansen Li1, L. Sun, A. Deng, S. Li, H. Lai, X. Huang, L. Zhang, H. Ma, G. Shi, B.P. Zhu

Presenter (s): 
Mr. Jian Sen Li

Norovirus outbreak associated with contaminated bottled spring water in a boarding school: Zhejiang Province, China, 2010

Background: On April 22, 2010, a local hospital reported 29 students with acute gastroenteritis in a boarding school. We investigated this outbreak to identify the source of infection, mode of transmission and risk factors for infection.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Jichuan Shen, J. Gao,H.L. Ma, L.J. Zhang, B.P. Zhu

Presenter (s): 
Mr. Ji Chuan Shen
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