Adherence to self-quarantine recommendations during an outbreak of norovirus infection.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A large norovirus outbreak affecting hospital patients and staff occurred during the winter of 2007. We administered a survey to affected staff to evaluate adherence to social distancing recommendations. Of the 102 survey respondents, 74 (73%) completed self-quarantine. Staff adherence was similar regardless of job responsibility. Incomplete adherence to recommendations could potentially accelerate and prolong infectious disease outbreaks.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rao, S; Scattolini de Gier, N; Caram, LB; Frederick, J; Moorefield, M; Woods, CW

Published Date

  • September 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 896 - 899

PubMed ID

  • 19619058

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/598346


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States