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Norovirus

Overview

Norovirus - also referred to as the ‘winter vomiting bug’ is most common in the colder months of the year. Since Noroviruses are highly infectious, good hygiene and effective control measures as well as rapid response methods are extremely important.

Objectives

At the end of the course, trainees will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics and symptoms of Norovirus
  • State who is susceptible
  • Recognise how Norovirus is transmitted
  • Explain the various ways in which Norovirus can be controlled
  • Identify guidelines and comply with best practice when managing a Norovirus outbreak
  • Identify steps for preventing dehydration