Outbreaks of gastroenteritis due to infections with Norovirus in Switzerland, 2001-2003.

@article{Fretz2005OutbreaksOG,
  title={Outbreaks of gastroenteritis due to infections with Norovirus in Switzerland, 2001-2003.},
  author={Rainer Fretz and Petra Svoboda and Thomas L{\"u}thi and Manfred Tanner and Andreas Baumgartner},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2005},
  volume={133 3},
  pages={429-37}
}
Viral infections, especially those with noroviruses are the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in Europe. To obtain information about the epidemic situation of noroviruses in Switzerland, an initial study was launched in the German-speaking part of the country to systematically compile Norovirus outbreak information between 2001 and 2003. In total, 73 outbreaks were registered. Most affected were closed settings, e.g. nursing homes (34%) and hospitals (25%). Transmission pathways were… CONTINUE READING