norovirus_derbyshire_2001_school: Norovirus in a primary school in Derbyshire, England, 2001

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Description

These data describe an outbreak of norovirus in the summer of 2001 in a primary school and nursery in Derbyshire, England.

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Format

A data frame with 492 rows and 5 columns

class

School class of the child

day_absent

First day of absence from school

start_illness

First day of illness

end_illness

Last day of illnes

day_vomiting

Day of vomiting in school

The data on norovirus cases were analysed by O'Neill and Marks (2005). As described in the paper, out of a total of 492 children in the school, 186 were absent from school with gastrointestinal symptoms. The school was cleaned on days 13 and 14, and on days 20 and 21, both of which were weekends, and the school was shut on days 18 and 19. Following the second cleaning, there were no further absences, although three children reported symptoms on day 22, the last day of the outbreak.

Author(s)

Data from O'Neill and Marks (2005), provided by Philip O'Neill. Transfer to R and documentation by Simon Frost ([email protected] and Finlay Campbell ([email protected])).

Source

O'Neill and Marks (2005)

References

O<e2><80><99>Neill, P. D., & Marks, P. J. (2005). Bayesian model choice and infection route modelling in an outbreak of Norovirus. Statistics in Medicine, 24(13), 2011<e2><80><93>24.

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