Norovirus

Avoiding norovirus like the plague

Avoiding norovirus like the plague

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Norovirus is the scourge of nursing homes, not to mention frequent travelers. The release of Center for Disease Control and Prevention data this week confirms what many of us see firsthand, which is "the public health burden exacted by noroviruses is substantial." This report is near and dear to my heart: a strain of a norovirus recently found me.

Nursing homes the No. 1 setting for norovirus outbreaks

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Long-term care facilities are by far the most common settings for norovirus outbreaks, dwarfing the number of outbreaks in hospitals, according to government data released Tuesday.

PDI announces new pail

PDI announces new pail

PDI's new Sani-Cloth® Pail and Refill format for Sani-Cloth® Bleach and Sani-Cloth® AF3 Germicidal Disposable Wipes is designed to meet needs of environmental services, the company announced.

Norovirus vaccine proves effective in human tests, researchers say

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Clinical tests indicate that a potential norovirus vaccine is highly effective in reducing symptoms of the infection, researchers have announced.

Nasty norovirus strain hits long-term care facilities especially hard

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Long-term care facilities are seeing the worst of a nationwide outbreak of a potentially dangerous new strain of norovirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.

Free toolkits target healthcare-associated infections

Clorox recently unveiled free norovirus and C. difficile prevention toolkits. Both are intended to help long-term care facilities mitigate the risk of pathogen transmission and healthcare-associated infections.

Death and hospitalization rates associated with nursing home norovirus outbreaks are tied to lower nurse staffing rates, findings suggest

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Bad outcomes related to norovirus outbreaks in nursing homes are linked to lower daily registered nurse hours per resident, a recent analysis found.

New stomach bug on the rise in long-term care facilities, report finds

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Epidemiologists are concerned about a sharp increase in nursing home outbreaks of the stomach bug known as sapovirus, a cousin of the more common norovirus, a new study reports

California nursing home reports 81 norovirus cases

One California nursing home is working to re-open to visitors and new admissions following a norovirus outbreak that began Nov. 8, according to local reports.

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