Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Influenza Outbreaks in Residential Care Facilities for Public Health Units in Australia
4.7 Monitoring the outbreak
Monitoring of the outbreak must include ongoing surveillance to identify new cases and update the status of ill residents and staff. The facility OIMT representative will update the line listing with new information and communicate this to a designated person. The review of the updated information should examine the issues of ongoing transmission, and the effectiveness of control measures, including prophylaxis. Changes in the outbreak control measures may be indicated from the review of the data. Additional laboratory testing may be indicated as well. If new cases continue to be identified, prophylaxis failure (virus resistance) or a new organism causing infections must be considered.
Regarding updating of the line listing, the following data should be considered: