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Clin Infect Dis. 2005 Jul 15;41(2):262-5. Epub 2005 Jun 13.

Rhinovirus outbreak in a long term care facility for elderly persons associated with unusually high mortality.

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California Department of Health Services, Richmond, CA 94704, USA. JLouie@dhs.ca.gov

Abstract

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.

PMID:
15983926
DOI:
10.1086/430915
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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