Rate of Seasonal Spread of Respiratory Syncytial Virus in a Pediatric Hospital

Mary Louise McLaws, Cathryn Murphy, Peter Taylor, Mark Ferson, Julian Gold, Robyn Donnellan, Dianne Dalton

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Abstract

The rate of nosocomial respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection was measured in a large pediatric hospital using an incidence density method. The at-risk days for nosocomial RSV were summed during a defined winter period in which there were 54 admissions with community-acquired RSV infection giving a rate of 2.9 cases per 1,000 at-risk days (95% confidence interval, 0.3-5.4 per 1,000).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)778-780
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume18
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes

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McLaws, Mary Louise ; Murphy, Cathryn ; Taylor, Peter ; Ferson, Mark ; Gold, Julian ; Donnellan, Robyn ; Dalton, Dianne. / Rate of Seasonal Spread of Respiratory Syncytial Virus in a Pediatric Hospital. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 1997 ; Vol. 18, No. 11. pp. 778-780.
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In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 18, No. 11, 01.01.1997, p. 778-780.

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