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

Table of abbreviations and definitions.
Abbreviation Meaning
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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