Guidelines for the Management of Norovirus Outbreaks in Hospitals and Elderly Care Institutions

Published online: 
02 January 2009

Summary

These guidelines have been developed to standardise the approach of public health services, managers and health care workers of hospitals and elderly care facilities in New Zealand to both the investigation and control of institutional norovirus outbreaks.

Outbreaks of norovirus gastroenteritis are being increasingly recognised in the community and within hospitals and elderly care facilities in New Zealand. The outbreak of norovirus gastroenteritis continues to be a significant test of infection control practices in residential and health care facilities. Outbreak management has been defined as the process of anticipating, preventing, preparing for, detecting, responding [to] and controlling outbreaks in order that
health and economic impact is minimised.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    02 January 2009
  • Hardcopy date of publication:
    02 January 2009
  • ISBN:
    978-0-47831883-8 (online)
  • HP number:
    4736
  • Citation:
    2008. Guidelines for the Management of Norovirus Outbreaks in Hospitals and Elderly Care Institutions, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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