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Focus on LTC/Behavioral Health Outbreaks— Identify the Pathogen: Norovirus

  • Posted: September 30, 2016
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Hospital outbreaks are reported more often in the medical literature than outbreaks in the long-term care (LTC)/behavioral health setting. By studying and learning from outbreaks in the LTC/behavioral health setting, infection preventionists (IPs) will glean additional knowledge and apply this information to hopefully prevent future infections, and infection clusters in their facilities. This column will assist the IP with heightening awareness of appropriate interventions for preventing an outbreak.

Learn more on how to focus on LTC/behavioral health outbreaks — identify the pathogen: Norovirus.