Guidelines for the public health management of gastroenteritis outbreaks due to norovirus or suspected viral agents in Australia

The Communicable Disease Network Australia (CDNA) formed a working group in 2005 in order to develop national guidance regarding outbreaks of norovirus and suspected viral gastroenteritis, in response to increasing reports of outbreaks. These Guidelines are designed to complement existing state and territory guidelines.

Page last updated: 2011

Endorsed April 2010
By the Communicable Disease Network Australia


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Disclaimer

These Guidelines are provided to assist public health units investigating outbreaks of norovirus and suspected viral gastroenteritis.

These Guidelines capture the knowledge of experienced professionals, build on past research efforts, and provide advice on best practice based upon the best available evidence at the time of completion.

The Guidelines are necessarily general and readers should not rely solely on the information contained within these Guidelines.
The information contained within these Guidelines is not intended to be a substitute for advice from other relevant sources including State and Territory guidelines on the subject. These Guidelines are intended for information purposes only.

The information contained within these Guidelines is based upon best available evidence at the time of completion. The membership of the Communicable Disease Network Australia (‘CDNA’) and the Commonwealth of Australia (‘the Commonwealth’), as represented by the Department of Health and Ageing, does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, or process disclosed at the time of viewing by interested parties.

The CDNA and the Commonwealth expressly disclaim all and any liability to any person, in respect of anything and of the consequences of anything done or omitted to be done by any person in reliance, whether in whole or in part, upon the whole or any part of the contents of this publication.