Norovirus (NoV) infection in immunocompromised patients may lead to prolonged norovirus shedding. Here, we demonstrate the involvement of three chronic shedders in hospital outbreaks. Combined epidemiological and molecular evidence suggests that in one case, NoV transmission occurred at least 17 days after the first diagnosis.

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Sukhrie, F.H.A, Siebenga, J.J, Beersma, M.F.C, & Koopmans, M. (2010). Chronic shedders as reservoir for nosocomial transmission of norovirus. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 48(11), 4303–4305. doi:10.1128/JCM.01308-10