Managing Norovirus waste | Blenkharn Environmental
Some guidance exists. Compiled by HPA together with others, Guidelines for the management of norovirus outbreaks in acute and community health and social care settings offers much practical guidance on the management of Norovirus outbreaks. Sadly, waste management is largely ignored, presumably on the basis that once it leaves the ward the wastes are of no further concern. But that is not so; several cases of Norovirus infection have been recorded among waste handlers and it is likely that the true number is considerable. Regrettably, this latest document confuses healthcare waste and clinical waste and uses the two terms interchangeably. No further detail is provided.