CDC stresses hand washing to prevent norovirus infections

03/3/2011 | Nurse.com

The CDC, in updated guidelines, underscored that hand hygiene is key in preventing norovirus infections, noting that use of soap and water is a more proven strategy than the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Infected patients can be isolated under the care of a nursing staff, but asymptomatic people should not be taken to infection-free units until two days after exposure to the virus, the agency recommends.

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