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Guideline for the Prevention and Control of Norovirus Gastroenteritis Outbreaks in Healthcare Settings, 2011

Abbreviations

  • AIDS - Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  • BAS - Basic science study
  • °C - Celsius
  • CaCV - Calicivirus
  • CCU - Cardiac/coronary care unit
  • CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • CI - Confidence interval
  • CICU - Cardiac/coronary intensive care unit
  • CSTE - Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
  • DES - Descriptive study
  • DHQP - Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
  • DIAG - Diagnostic study
  • DNA - Deoxyribonucleic acid
  • ECL - Electrochemiluminescence
  • EFORS - Electronic Foodborne Outbreak Reporting System
  • EIA - Enzyme immunoassay
  • ELISA - Enzyme-linked immunoassay
  • EM - Electron microscopy
  • EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
  • FBDSS - Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System
  • FCV - Feline calicivirus
  • FDA - Food and Drug Administration
  • FN - False negative
  • FP - False positive
  • GRADE - Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation
  • HBGA - Histo-blood group antigen
  • HICPAC Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee
  • HIV - Human immunodeficiency virus
  • Km - Kilometer
  • LUX - Light-upon-extension
  • Ml - Milliliter
  • MMWR - Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
  • MNV - Murine norovirus
  • N/A - Not applicable
  • NASBA - Nucleic acid sequence-based amplification
  • NCIRD - National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
  • NIH - National Institutes of Health
  • NLV - Norwalk-like virus
  • No - Number
  • NORS - National Outbreak Reporting System
  • NPV - Negative predictive value
  • OBS - Observational study
  • OR - Odds ratio
  • ORF - Open reading frame
  • P - P value
  • PCR - Polymerase chain reaction
  • PPE - Personal protective equipment
  • PPM - Part per million
  • PPV - Positive predictive value
  • RCT - Randomized controlled trial
  • RHD - Rapid humidifying device
  • RIA - Radioimmunoassay
  • RF - Reduction factor
  • RR - Relative risk
  • RT - Room temperature
  • RT-LAMP - Reverse transcription loop-mediated amplification assay
  • RT-PCR - Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction
  • SD - Standard deviation
  • SPIEM - Solid-phase immune electron microscopy
  • SR - Systematic review
  • SRFV - Small round featureless virus
  • SRSV - Small round structured virus
  • TCID - Tissue culture infective dose
  • TE - Transcriptional enhancement
  • TEM - Transmission electron microscopy
  • TN - True negative
  • TP - True positive
  • UV - Ultraviolet
  • Vs - Versus

 

 
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