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Investigation of in-hospital norovirus transmission using whole genome sequencing

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Norovirus is the commonest cause of viral gastroenteritis, affecting all age groups worldwide. Outbreaks frequently occur in semi-closed communities such as schools, cruise ships, prisons and hospitals. Within the healthcare environment, the economic and logistical burdens and the inconvenience caused by norovirus is significant, since ward closure remains central to infection control. The aim of this study was to investigate norovirus transmission dynamics during hospital outbreaks. The u...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Oxford college:
New College
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MSD
Department:
NDM
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Supervisor
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Role:
Supervisor
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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2015-06-23

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