Viral and bacterial upper respiratory tract infection in hospital health care workers over time and association with symptoms

@inproceedings{MacIntyre2017ViralAB,
  title={Viral and bacterial upper respiratory tract infection in hospital health care workers over time and association with symptoms},
  author={C. Raina MacIntyre and Abrar Ahmad Chughtai and Yi Zhang and Holly Seale and Peng Fei Yang and Joshua Chen and Yang Pan and Daitao Zhang and Quanyi Wang},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Bacterial colonisation of the respiratory tract is commonly described and usually thought to be of no clinical significance. The aim of this study was to examine the presence and significance of bacteria and viruses in the upper respiratory tract of healthcare workers (HCWs), and association with respiratory symptoms. METHODS A prospective… CONTINUE READING