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Pre-admission RT-qPCR based RSV screening reduces nosocomial RSV infections during epidemic outbreaks

Published:November 05, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2022.11.002
      We read with interest the manuscript “Sensitivity and specificity of surveillance case definitions in detection of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus among hospitalized patients, New Zealand, 2012–2016″ by Davis et al.,
      • Davis W.
      • Duque J.
      • Huang Q.S.
      • Olson N.
      • Grant C.C.
      • Newbern E.C.
      • et al.
      Sensitivity and specificity of surveillance case definitions in detection of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus among hospitalized patients, New Zealand, 2012-2016.
      on the importance of the surveillance of respiratory infections in children. In our experience, a similar method proved effective in preventing respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) nosocomial infections.

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