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Assessment for Possible Healthcare-Associated Transmission of a New Variant Influenza Virus—Pennsylvania, August 2011

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Adena H. Greenbaum
Affiliation:
Epidemic Intelligence Service Assigned to Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia
K. Wong
Affiliation:
Epidemic Intelligence Service Assigned to Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia
D. Nguyen
Affiliation:
Epidemic Intelligence Service Assigned to Division of Healthcare and Quality Promotion, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia
E. Smith
Affiliation:
Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
L. Torso
Affiliation:
Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
G. Chen
Affiliation:
Epidemic Intelligence Service Assigned to Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia
M. Wise
Affiliation:
Division of Healthcare and Quality Promotion, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia
M. Casey
Affiliation:
Allegheny County Health Department, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
S. Ostroff
Affiliation:
Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
A. Nambiar
Affiliation:
Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
K. Nalluswami
Affiliation:
Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
J. Miller
Affiliation:
Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
J. Lute
Affiliation:
Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
A. Klimov
Affiliation:
Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia
S. Emery
Affiliation:
Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia
M. Green
Affiliation:
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
P. Giampa
Affiliation:
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
M. Moll
Affiliation:
Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
L. Finelli
Affiliation:
Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia
M. Jhung
Affiliation:
Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia
Corresponding
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Abstract

In August 2011, one of the earliest cases of influenza A(H3N2) variant [A(H3N2)v] virus infection was hospitalized with severe illness. To investigate the potential for healthcare-associated transmission of influenza A(H3N2)v, we evaluated both healthcare providers and patient contacts of the case. We found that healthcare-associated transmission was unlikely.

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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2013

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