Epidemiology of Human Metapneumovirus in a Pediatric Long-Term Care Facility

@article{Neu2012EpidemiologyOH,
  title={Epidemiology of Human Metapneumovirus in a Pediatric Long-Term Care Facility},
  author={Natalie M. Neu and Theresa Plaskett and Gordon Hutcheon and Meghan T. Murray and Karen L. Southwick and Lisa Saiman},
  journal={Infection Control \&\#x0026; Hospital Epidemiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={33},
  pages={545 - 550}
}
Background. Viral respiratory pathogens cause outbreaks in pediatric long-term care facilities (LTCFs), but few studies have used viral diagnostic testing to identify the causative pathogens. We describe the use of such testing during a prolonged period of respiratory illness and elucidate the epidemiology of human metapneumovirus (hMPV) at our LTCF. Design. Retrospective study of influenza-like illness (ILI). Setting. A 136-bed pediatric LTCF from January 1 through April 30, 2010. Methods. The… 
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