Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 25, issue 1, P227-244 2011 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2010.11.010 View full text
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William P. Goins, H. Keipp Talbot, Thomas R. Talbot

Abstract: Health care–associated viral respiratory infections, common among hospitalized children, also occur among adults and institutionalized persons and result in increased patient morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. Approximately 20% of patients with health care–associated pneumonia have viral respiratory infections, with 70% of these infections caused by adenovirus, influenza virus, parainfluenza virus, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).1 These infections typically reflect the level of viral activity…

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