Risk groups for clinical complications of norovirus infections: an outbreak investigation.

@article{Mattner2006RiskGF,
  title={Risk groups for clinical complications of norovirus infections: an outbreak investigation.},
  author={Frauke Mattner and Dorith Sohr and Albert Heim and Petra Gastmeier and Harry Vennema and Marion Koopmans},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={
          69-74
        }
}
Norovirus infections have been described as self-limiting diseases of short duration. An investigation of a norovirus outbreak in a university hospital provided evidence for severe clinical features in patients with several underlying diseases. Clinical outcomes of norovirus infection were defined. Risk-factor analysis targeting underlying diseases and medication was performed using multivariate analyses. In five outbreak wards, 84 patients and 60 nurses were infected (an overall attack rate of… CONTINUE READING
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