Nosocomial influenza at a Canadian pediatric hospital from 1995 to 1999: opportunities for prevention.

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Source
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2002 Oct;23(10):627-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-2002
Author
Robert Slinger
Peggy Dennis
Author Affiliation
Division of Infectious Disease and Infection Control Program, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada.
Source
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2002 Oct;23(10):627-9
Date
Oct-2002
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Child
Cross Infection - epidemiology - prevention & control - transmission
Disease Outbreaks
Hospitals, Pediatric
Humans
Influenza, Human - epidemiology - prevention & control - transmission
Ontario - epidemiology
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Abstract
Nineteen cases of nosocomial influenza occurred at a pediatric hospital during a 5-year period. Only one of the nine children with chronic health conditions had been immunized. Length of stay was prolonged for seven children, with three intensive care unit admissions. We have now implemented strategies to decrease nosocomial influenza infection.
PubMed ID
12400897 View in PubMed
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