DC children's hospital faces norovirus outbreak

Health officials confirmed a norovirus outbreak at the Hospital for Sick Children Pediatric Center in Washington, D.C., after three patients tested positive April 6, reports Fox 5 DC.

"Additional patients have been tested and no new infections have been identified in the past 48 hours. All patients are being monitored for signs and symptoms of further infection," the hospital said in an April 6 statement cited by Fox News.

The children's hospital implemented temporary visitor restrictions amid the outbreak. Hospital leaders also sent a memo to staff members asking anyone with norovirus symptoms to stay home for 48 hours.

More articles on clinical leadership & infection control:

Patient gratitude can positively affect care team performance
High flu activity will last several more weeks, CDC says
Congo's Ebola outbreak surpasses 1,100 cases: 3 updates

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2021. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.


Featured Whitepapers

Featured Webinars