Outbreak of necrotizing enterocolitis caused by norovirus in a neonatal intensive care unit.

@article{TurciosRuiz2008OutbreakON,
  title={Outbreak of necrotizing enterocolitis caused by norovirus in a neonatal intensive care unit.},
  author={Reina Maria Turcios-Ruiz and Peter I Axelrod and Keith H St John and Esther Bullitt and Joan Donahue and Nancy S. Robinson and Helena E. Friss},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={153 3},
  pages={
          339-44
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate an outbreak of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and to identify the etiology, describe illness risk factors, and develop control measures. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective case-control study was performed including newborns with NEC and newborns without NEC, examining demographic factors and exposures to medications, staff members, and procedures before illness. Stool samples from affected newborns were collected and tested for… CONTINUE READING
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