Outbreak of parainfluenza virus type 3 in an intermediate care neonatal nursery.

@article{Moisiuk1998OutbreakOP,
  title={Outbreak of parainfluenza virus type 3 in an intermediate care neonatal nursery.},
  author={Sharon Moisiuk and Diane Robson and L Klass and Gordon Kliewer and W Wasyliuk and Maria Doris Davi and Paul Plourde},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={49-53}
}
BACKGROUND Of the four serotypes of human parainfluenza virus, parainfluenza type 3 causes the majority of infections in young children and infants. Parainfluenza type 3 can occur in newborns, although most are born with neutralizing antibodies. There have been only infrequent reports of parainfluenza type 3 causing nosocomial respiratory infection in the newborn nursery setting. We report an outbreak occurring in the intermediate care nursery (IMCN) at St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, Canada… CONTINUE READING
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