Prevention of norovirus infection in schools and childcare facilities - Public Consultation
In line with ECDC’s commitment to openness and transparency, and in order to receive comments from the scientific community and stakeholders, ECDC is launching a public consultation on the technical report “Prevention of norovirus infection in schools and childcare facilities”.
This technical report synthesises current international guideline recommendations and reviews findings related to the prevention and control of gastroenteritis outbreaks in schools and child care facilities. The particular focus of the report is on norovirus, which is one of the most common causes of childhood gastroenteritis and with epidemiological characteristics that promote a high rate of infectivity and transmission.
The report also aims to contribute to identifying the key facts that can support message development for the implementation of health communication activities in child care settings.
How to submit contributions
Use exclusively the following email address and refer to the respective line and page numbers: Norovirus_public_consultation@ecdc.europa.eu
Please read the guidelines for submission of contributions and kindly note that only contributions following ECDC guidelines will be considered.
For more information on the processing of your personal data in the context of this consultation, read the specific Privacy Statement.
Deadline: 31 August 2012
Read more on the ECDC website
Prevention of norovirus infection in schools and childcare facilities
Norovirus is one of the most common causes of childhood gastroenteritis and has epidemiological characteristics that promote a high rate of infectivity and transmission
Facts about norovirus
Norovirus cause gastrointestinal illness to humans. Norovirus infection can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, and stomach pain. Less common symptoms are low fever, chills and headache.Read more
Communication toolkit on gastrointestinal diseases: How to support infection prevention in schools
19 Nov 2013 - This toolkit aims to support infection prevention in schools, with a focus on gastrointestinal diseases, by assisting EU/EEA countries in their communication initiatives for disease prevention in school settings.