BHB: Norovirus Likely Cause Of Outbreak

March 1, 2013

The Bermuda Hospital Board confirmed today [Mar 1] that there have been no new patient cases of gastroenteritis on Gordon Ward reported in the last 24 hours, and that no cases have been reported outside of Gordon Ward.

“Clinical investigations have identified Norovirus as the likely cause of the outbreak, with further viral culture testing underway,” a spokesperson from the BHB said.

“The outbreak investigation will continue until there are no new cases for two incubation periods. Until that time, strict infection prevention measures will remain in place in Gordon Ward, including restricting admissions and transfers, the use of protective wear, enhanced cleaning, and requesting visitors to postpone their visit unless it is urgent.”

BHB said a total of 16 patients have been impacted to date, 12 of whom are no longer symptomatic; while a total of 17 employees have been impacted, 15 of whom are no longer symptomatic. More information about Norovirus and Gastroentiritus can be found here on the BHB website.

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  1. tt says:

    Duh !

  2. Keepin' it Real...4Real! says:

    sounds like the interns must be taking a Practical Exam…how to Contain an Epidemic ph1.
    jus sayin…

  3. knowthyself says:

    Reminds me of that Columbus story.