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Identification of a norovirus outbreak on a hematopoietic stem cell transplant unit and development and implementation of a novel infection prevention algorithm for controlling transmission

  • Westyn Branch-Elliman (a1) (a2) (a3), Roger V. Araujo-Castillo (a4), Graham M. Snyder (a5), Bernadette F. Sullivan (a6), Carolyn D. Alonso (a3) (a7) and Sharon B. Wright (a3) (a6) (a7)...

Abstract

Controlling norovirus transmission in units with immunocompromised patients is challenging. We present a cluster of norovirus cases that occurred on a stem-cell transplant unit and the prevention efforts that were implemented to limit the outbreak. Protocols developed to control this cluster may provide a model for other facilities.

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Author for correspondence: Westyn Branch-Elliman MD, MMSc, Email: wbranche@bidmc.harvard.edu

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Identification of a norovirus outbreak on a hematopoietic stem cell transplant unit and development and implementation of a novel infection prevention algorithm for controlling transmission

  • Westyn Branch-Elliman (a1) (a2) (a3), Roger V. Araujo-Castillo (a4), Graham M. Snyder (a5), Bernadette F. Sullivan (a6), Carolyn D. Alonso (a3) (a7) and Sharon B. Wright (a3) (a6) (a7)...

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