Norovirus Outbreak Reporting Tool
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Norovirus is a frequent cause of outbreaks of gastroenteritis in NHS hospitals. Reporting outbreaks through this online surveillance tool will provide
- -a timely estimate of norovirus epidemics
- -improved understanding of the burden of disease
- -help in the detecting the emergence of new epidemic norovirus variants Please report all suspected and laboratory confirmed outbreaks on a regular basis. Weekly reporting is recommended.
Definition of an outbreak
To login to the Norovirus Outbreak Reporting Tool please select your region using the menu to the left and click Login.
This will take you to a screen which will ask you to select the name of your NHS trust and enter the password for it.
Complete the login process by hitting the login button.
Once Logged in you can view and edit old reports or create a new one using the Outbreak Report links on either the side or top menu areas.
Press the select button from this screen to create or view/edit a report. This will bring up the report page.
The report can be saved at any time using the Save button.
Any errors will be reported when the report is saved and data will not be saved in the database unless the confirmation screen is displayed.
For the latest information on norovirus activity please see the "what's new" section on the HPA norovirus page:
HPA Norovirus Pages
Norovirus in Healthcare Settings and Beyond – a Research Workshop: Friday October 17th 2014, London
More details can be found at http://www.idrn.org/events/upcoming/norovirus.php