Gastroenteritis

Control of gastroenteritis outbreaks in long-term care homes

Includes bibliographical references. 'Gastroenteritis outbreaks in institutions became a Reportable Disease under the Health Protection and Promotion Act in 1991. The increased person-to-person contact and presence of a population with weakened immune systems increases the risk of gastroenteritis outbreaks in Long-Term Care Homes (LTCHs). Gastroenteritis outbreaks continue to occur and to control them; LTCHs require the development of effective infection control programs'--Executive Summary.