• Journal Article

Knowledge of norovirus prevention and control among infection preventionists

Citation

Kosa, K., Cates, S., Hall, A. J., Brophy, J., & Frasier, A. (2014). Knowledge of norovirus prevention and control among infection preventionists. American Journal of Infection Control, 42(6), 676-678. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.02.004

Abstract

A Web-based survey was administered to infection preventionists (IPs) (N = 941) to characterize awareness and knowledge of norovirus (NoV). Only 44% of respondents correctly identified NoV as one of the 3 most common foodborne pathogens in the United States, and 5% correctly identified the 3 most common settings for NoV outbreaks. Several gaps in IPs' knowledge of NoV were identified; specifically, IPs could benefit from learning more about the natural history of NoV, modes of transmission, and cleaning and disinfection processes