We investigated the effect of annual winter visitor restrictions on hospital respiratory virus transmission. The healthcare-associated (HA) viral respiratory infection (VRI) transmission index (number of HA VRIs per 100 inpatient community-associated VRIs) was 59% lower during the months in which visitor restrictions were implemented. These data prompt consideration for instituting year-round visitor restrictions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society|
|State||Published - 2020|
- Healthcare-associated infection
- Respiratory virus
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