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

Epidemic Intelligence Service Assigned to Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia.
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (Impact Factor: 4.18). 12/2013; 34(12):1306-9. DOI: 10.1086/673980
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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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