Evidence of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Spread by Aerosol. Time to Revisit Infection Control Strategies?

@article{Kulkarni2016EvidenceOR,
  title={Evidence of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Spread by Aerosol. Time to Revisit Infection Control Strategies?},
  author={Hemant Kulkarni and Claire Mary Smith and Dani Do Hyang Lee and Robert A Hirst and Andrew J Easton and Christopher O'callaghan},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={194 3},
  pages={
          308-16
        }
}
RATIONALE Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a highly contagious pathogen with a huge global health impact. It is a major cause of hospital-acquired infection; a large number of those exposed develop infection. Those infected in hospital are at increased risk of a severe clinical course. Prevention of nosocomial spread currently focuses on spread by hand and large droplets. There is little research evidence to determine if aerosol spread of infectious RSV is possible. OBJECTIVES To… CONTINUE READING

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