Recommendations for Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities

Viral gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the stomach and intestines resulting in vomiting and/or diarrhea. Outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are common and can spread if prompt control measures are not put in place. In Tennessee, outbreaks in community settings such as LTCFs primarily occur in the fall and winter. Viral gastroenteritis outbreaks are most often caused by norovirus. Please refer to the Recommendations for the Prevention and Control of Viral Gastroenteritis Outbreaks in Long-term Care Facilities:

Recommendations for the prevention and control of viral gastroenteritis outbreaks in long-term care facilities

Printable Poster for Clinic

Below is a printable PDF poster for you to display  in your office for patient awareness about reportable diseases:

Healthcare Facility Poster