TITLE

Rhinovirus Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities, Ontario, Canada

AUTHOR(S)
Longtin, Jean; Marchand-Austin, Alex; Winter, Anne-Luise; Patel, Samir; Eshaghi, Alireza; Jamieson, Frances; Low, Donald E.; Gubbay, Jonathan B.
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Emerging Infectious Diseases;Sep2010, Vol. 16 Issue 9, p1463
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Diagnostic difficulties may have led to underestimation of rhinovirus infections in long-term care facilities. Using surveillance data, we found that rhinovirus caused 59% (174/297) of respiratory outbreaks in these facilities during 6 months in 2009. Disease was sometimes severe. Molecular diagnostic testing can differentiate these outbreaks from other infections such as influenza.
ACCESSION #
54058390

 

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