Norovirus outbreaks ‘should be managed in single rooms’

Norovirus outbreaks ‘should be managed in single rooms’

Cases of should initially be managed in single rooms and bays in a bid to prevent whole hospital being closed, new guidelines recommend.

This would allow a flexible response to an outbreak, with small wards able to be cleaned and reopened quickly, the guidelines for the management of norovirus outbreaks in acute and community settings said.

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    Noroviruses are highly contagious and are transmitted via the faeces and vomit of infected people, either through direct contact or throught contaminated objects or via food and water. The incubation period is one to three days.

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