Norovirus in Vermont
22 Jan 2020
Investigation of a cluster of cases of vomiting and diarrhea among children who had attended a birthday party at an indoor swim club in Vermont in 2004.
After completing this case study, the student should be able to:
- List categories and examples of questions that should be asked of key informants who report a suspected infectious disease outbreak;
- Discuss considerations in working with businesses that might be identified as a possible source of an outbreak;
- Outline components of swimming pool design and operation that help prevent the transmission of pathogenic agents;
- Discuss the action of chlorine to disinfect water and factors that influence its effectiveness;
- Interpret test results for chlorine and pH with respect to swimming pool water quality;
- Identify activities that increase a person’s risk for exposure to pathogens in recreational water;
- Interpret results from a cohort study, including attack rates, relative risks, and P values; and
- Describe the steps for management of fecal incidents in treated recreational water venues.