Infection of staff during an outbreak of viral gastroenteritis in an elderly persons' home

Reid, J. A., Breckon, D. and Hunter, P. R. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5608-6144 (1990) Infection of staff during an outbreak of viral gastroenteritis in an elderly persons' home. Journal of Hospital Infection, 16 (1). pp. 81-85. ISSN 0195-6701

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Abstract

An outbreak of viral gastroenteritis in an elderly persons' residence is reported. Seventeen of 37 (47%) residents and 22 of 50 (44%) staff developed illness. Adenovirus was seen by direct electron microscopy in two vomitus and two faeces specimens. It is suggested that the most likely mode of transmission was environmental contamination by vomitus.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2022 10:30
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 03:35
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/83734
DOI: 10.1016/0195-6701(90)90052-P

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