Virus cross-infection in paediatric wards
Br Med J. 1973 Jun 9;2(5866):571-5Autores:
Gardner, P.S.; Court, S.D.; Brocklebank, J.T.; Downham, M.A.; Weightman, D.
In a survey of virus cross-infection in paediatric wards there were 15 cross-infections due to respiratory syncytial (R.S.) virus and 16 due to influenza A, both during a fourmonth period, and 19 due to parainfluenza viruses over two years. The illnesses produced by these infections acquired in hospital ranged from a slight cold to severe pneumonia: in 17 of the 50 cases the illness involved the lower respiratory tract. A measure of cross-infection frequency in the form of a "cross-infection rate" has been devised, and It is suggested that this can be used to assess theinfluenceof factors such as ward design and admission policy on the frequency of cross-infection.Gardner, D.S. ... [et al.]
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