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Medical and economic impact of a respiratory syncytial virus outbreak in a neonatal intensive care unit



Medical and economic impact of a respiratory syncytial virus outbreak in a neonatal intensive care unit



Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 24(12): 1040-1044



Background: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes frequent nosocomial outbreaks in general pediatric wards but is less commonly reported in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). We investigated an outbreak of RSV infection in a NICU and its impact on health care delivery, outcomes and costs.Methods: Retrospective chart review was performed after an RSV outbreak occurred in the NICU. A case was defined as an infant with a nasopharyngeal aspirate positive for RSV by viral Culture.

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PMID: 16371862

DOI: 10.1097/01.inf.0000190027.59795.ac


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