Antiviral prophylaxis in the management of an influenza outbreak in an aged care facility.

@article{Bush2004AntiviralPI,
  title={Antiviral prophylaxis in the management of an influenza outbreak in an aged care facility.},
  author={Kym A Bush and Jeremy M. McAnulty and Ken A McPhie and Roderick Reynolds and Melanie Jean Boomer and Lisa M Clarkson and Julianne Quaine and Dominic Edmund Dwyer},
  journal={Communicable diseases intelligence quarterly report},
  year={2004},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={396-400}
}
Influenza in persons aged > or = 65 years is associated with an increased risk of severe complications. Residents in aged care facilities have a higher proportion of chronic illnesses and within closed settings there is an increased risk of transmission. In July 2002, a 50 bed aged care facility reported an influenza-like illness (ILI) among residents and staff despite over 90 per cent influenza vaccine coverage among residents. A total of 17 of 49 residents and 9 of 43 staff met the case… CONTINUE READING