Rs Kuchenbecker

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Recently, the brunt of the current influenza pandemic has been felt in the southern hemisphere. We report an analysis of the first 34,506 cases of influenza-like illness with severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) notified in Brazil during the epidemiological weeks 16 to 33. The 5,747 confirmed cases of pandemic H1N1 influenza showed two incidence peaks(More)
Results The majority of components of HAI-PCC in reference hospitals were identified with conformity indexes (CI) above 80%; other hospitals have achieved CI below 70% in most situations. The component of HAI surveillance showed the worst CI in non-reference hospitals (below 65.7%). The worst ratio of beds/sinks was found in hospital with >200 beds (4.5,(More)
Results The overall infection rate was 11.1%, varying from 2.5% (hospitals with <50 beds) to 18.3% (hospitals with > 200 beds). Reference hospitals showed 11.2% of overall infection rate. The most prevalent infections were pneumonia (3.6%), bloodstream infection (3.5%), surgical site infection (1.4%), urinary tract infection (1.1%) and skin infection(More)
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