Description: Norovirus, sometimes referred to as the winter vomiting bug, is the most common cause of gastroenteritis. Infection is characterized by diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain. Blood is not usually present. Fever or headaches may also occur. This usually develops 12 to 48 hours after being exposed. Recovery typically occurs within 1 to 3 days. Complications may include dehydration.
Description: The illness is caused by norovirus, although similar viral gastroenteritis illnesses may be caused by other viruses. The main source of the virus is stool and vomit from infected people, and is passed along through what is called the fecal-oral route.
Description: Reviewed October 2013 Date of next review – January 2014 6 Norovirus guidance for care homes Norovirus also known as the winter vomiting disease is mainly found in the
Description: Dengue definition is - an acute infectious disease caused by a flavivirus (species Dengue virus of the genus Flavivirus), transmitted by aedes mosquitoes, and characterized by headache, severe joint pain, and a rash —called also breakbone fever, dengue fever.
Description: Staff in care homes must be trained in outbreak prevention, preparedness, detection and management. This article is accompanied by a self-assessment questionnaire so you can …
Description: Jun 27, 2017 · Food poisoning, sometimes called foodborne illness, is a common but preventable condition caused by eating foods contaminated with harmful pathogens. According to the Centers for Disease Control ...
Description: 1/18/2013 4 LTCF Surveillance Definitions All Conditions Must Be Met • All symptoms must be new or acutely worse • Alternative non-infectious causes of signs and symptoms should be considered first • No infection can be based on a single piece of evidence • Dx by …
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Description: 1. A condition or illness that usually has a rapid onset of symptoms and may resolve within days with or without treatment. It is the opposite of chronic. 2. A condition or illness that is sudden or severe.
Description: Stomach flu or gastroenteritis infection signs and symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea that lasts for about seven to 14 days. The stomach flu is spread from person to person, usually via fecal to oral route from poor hand-washing or hygiene techniques. Norovirus is …
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Description: The Fairfax County Health Department is seeing an increase in cases of gastrointestinal illness in the community and is reminding people to stay home when sick and for 24 hours after getting better, and to practice good handwashing to prevent further spread.
Description: Ways to Prevent Foodborne Norovirus Outbreaks (CDC) Preventing Norovirus Outbreaks (CDC) Help Prevent the Spread of Norovirus & Clean-up and Disinfection for Norovirus (En, Sp, Fr)
Description: Clarification Statement: CDC and HICPAC have recommendations in both 2003 Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities and the 2008 Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities that state that the CDC does not support disinfectant fogging. Specifically, the 2003 and 2008 Guidelines state: 2003: “Do not perform disinfectant fogging for ...
Description: Herd immunity (also called herd effect, community immunity, population immunity, or social immunity) is a form of indirect protection from infectious disease that occurs when a large percentage of a population has become immune to an infection, thereby providing a measure of protection for individuals who are not immune. In a population in which a large number of individuals are immune, chains ...
Description: CRE, which stands for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, are a family of germs that are difficult to treat because they have high levels of resistance to antibiotics. Klebsiella species and Escherichia coli (E. coli) are examples of Enterobacteriaceae, a normal part of the human gut bacteria ...
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Description: Aug 21, 2018 · A viral disease is any condition that’s caused by a virus. There are several types of viral disease, depending on the underlying virus. We’ll go over some of the main types, including how they ...
Description: UNESCO – EOLSS SAMPLE CHAPTERS WATER AND HEALTH – Vol. I - Classification of Water-Related Disease - R Stanwell-Smith ©Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) 2.2. Definition of Water-related Disease Of the various terms for disease linked to water, water related disease is the most
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