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Effect of an Infection Control Program on the Frequency of Nosocomial Viral Respiratory Infections

  • Ramiro J. Gómez-Villa (a1), Andreu Comas-García (a1), Vicente López-Rojas (a2) (a3), Luis F. Pérez-González (a2) (a3) (a4), Josefina Sánchez-Alvarado (a1), Rocío Salazar-Zaragoza (a4), Juana M. Ruiz-González (a4), Ángel G. Alpuche-Solís (a5) and Daniel E. Noyola (a1) (a3)...

Abstract

We determined the rate of nosocomial viral respiratory infection in infants and the effect of an infection control program during 4 winter seasons. The rate of nosocomial viral respiratory infection decreased from 6.09 episodes per 100 patients admitted during the first study year to 1.46 episodes per 100 patients admitted during the last study year.

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Microbiology Department, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Avenida Venustiano Carranza 2405, San Luis Potosí, S.L.P., México78210 (dnoyola@uaslp.mx)

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