The seasonal problem of respiratory infections in children aused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is worldwide.
A number of these infections are known to occur by nosocomial acquisition.
In order to reduce the risk, measures, such as cohort nursing and handwashing, have been used in the paediatric department of Odense University Hospital for three years.
In a retrospective evaluation of this routine practice the incidence of nosocomial RSV infections was recorded.
The overall rate of nosocomial infection was low, but was proportionally highest in the unit for children aged under 6 months; no change in incidence was seen over the three-year period.
Mots-clés Pascal : Virose, Infection, Enfant, Homme, Incidence, Virus respiratoire syncytial, Pneumovirus, Paramyxoviridae, Virus, Prévention, Hôpital, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Infection nosocomiale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral disease, Infection, Child, Human, Incidence, Respiratory syncytial virus, Pneumovirus, Paramyxoviridae, Virus, Prevention, Hospital, Respiratory disease
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Code Inist : 002B05C02C. Création : 199406.