Tracking environmental norovirus contamination in a pediatric primary immunodeficiency unit

Jacqueline Xerry, Chris I. Gallimore, David Cubitt, Jim J. Gray

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Norovirus strains were detected in two patients and in environmental swabs from a pediatric primary immunodeficiency unit in London, United Kingdom, during an infection control incident in November and December 2007. Detailed analyses of the gene encoding the P2 domain demonstrated that the majority of the strains were not related to the patients and that the environmental contamination was most likely due to secondary transfer by the hands of staff or visitors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2552-2556
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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