Guidance on the management of outbreaks of noroviral infection in tourist and leisure industry settings

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/303388
Title:
Guidance on the management of outbreaks of noroviral infection in tourist and leisure industry settings
Authors:
Scientific Advisory Committee of the Health Protec tion Surveillance Centre, Viral Gastroenteritis Subcommittee
Affiliation:
Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), Health Service Executive (HSE)
Publisher:
Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
Oct-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/303388
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Every year outbreaks of gastroenteritis caused by norovirus (NoV) affect hospitals, hotels, nursing homes, cruise sh ips. Known colloquially as “winter vomiting disease”, this viral gastrointes tinal infection is in fact, prevalent throughout the year becoming more prom inent in winter when people tend to spend more time indoors and in congregate settings. NoV can be particularly disruptive in hotels and on board coaches. Between 2002 and 2006, 55 outbreaks of suspect/confirmed noroviral illness occurring in leisure settings were reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) resulting in 1500 cases of illness. More than three quarters of these outbreaks involved hotels.
Keywords:
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE; INFECTION CONTROL
Local subject classification:
WINTER VOMITING VIRUS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorScientific Advisory Committee of the Health Protec tion Surveillance Centre, Viral Gastroenteritis Subcommitteeen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-14T10:27:37Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-14T10:27:37Z-
dc.date.issued2007-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/303388-
dc.descriptionEvery year outbreaks of gastroenteritis caused by norovirus (NoV) affect hospitals, hotels, nursing homes, cruise sh ips. Known colloquially as “winter vomiting disease”, this viral gastrointes tinal infection is in fact, prevalent throughout the year becoming more prom inent in winter when people tend to spend more time indoors and in congregate settings. NoV can be particularly disruptive in hotels and on board coaches. Between 2002 and 2006, 55 outbreaks of suspect/confirmed noroviral illness occurring in leisure settings were reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) resulting in 1500 cases of illness. More than three quarters of these outbreaks involved hotels.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), Health Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
dc.subjectCOMMUNICABLE DISEASEen_GB
dc.subjectINFECTION CONTROLen_GB
dc.subject.otherWINTER VOMITING VIRUSen_GB
dc.titleGuidance on the management of outbreaks of noroviral infection in tourist and leisure industry settingsen_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), Health Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
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