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Norovirus Reporting in CaliciNet

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Norovirus reporting in CaliciNet
1.	People are exposed to norovirus; some get sick and seek treatment
2.	Health department is notified and begins an investigation
3.	Health department collects epidemiologic data and specimens
4.	Specimens are shared with public health lab participating in CaliciNet
5.	CaliciNet-certified lab personnel extract viral RNA and test for norovirus using RT-PCR
6.	Process continues if specimen tests positive for norovirus
7.	CaliciNet-certified lab personnel determine the sequences of specimen to type norovirus strain
8.	Health department lab uploads data into CaliciNet
9.	Genetic sequence data are compared with existing sequences to identify trends in norovirus disease outbreaks
10.	Data analyzed for quality and accuracy; information linked to NORS when possible; data compared with existing sequences
11.	CDC and CaliciNet labs summarize and publish data
12.	Results are used to better understand norovirus outbreaks and develop recommendations and guidance to prevent future outbreaks

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