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Rhinovirus Outbreak in a Long Term Care Facility for Elderly Persons Associated with Unusually High Mortality

Janice K. Louie, Shigeo Yagi, Fritzi A. Nelson, David Kiang, Carol A. Glaser, Jon Rosenberg, Christine K. Cahill and David P. Schnurr

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 41, issue 2, pages 262-265
Published in print July 2005 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 2005 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/430915
Rhinovirus Outbreak in a Long Term Care Facility for Elderly Persons Associated with Unusually High Mortality

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During a 6-week period in 2003, 56 residents and 26 staff developed respiratory illness in a long-term facility; 12 residents died. Seven of 13 respiratory specimens were culture-positive for rhinovirus; 6 of the isolates were serotype 82. In elderly populations, severe illness may be associated with organisms typically considered to be “benign,” such as rhinovirus.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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