Summer influenza outbreak in a home for the elderly: application of preventive measures.

@article{Gaillat2008SummerIO,
  title={Summer influenza outbreak in a home for the elderly: application of preventive measures.},
  author={Jacques Gaillat and G Denneti{\`e}re and E Raffin-Bru and Martine Valette and Marie C{\'e}cile Blanc},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2008},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={272-7}
}
Influenza outbreaks occasionally occur in nursing homes (NHs) despite vaccination, but occurrence during summer is a rare event. We describe an influenza outbreak during a heatwave in 2005, and discuss the usefulness of rapid diagnosis in facilitating early intervention as well as appropriate infection control measures. An outbreak was observed in a single NH with 81 residents (mean age 88 years) and 48 healthcare workers (HCWs) and lasted seven days. Fever, cough and wheezing were reported as… CONTINUE READING

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