Health care–onset influenza (HOI) poses a major risk for hospitalized patients. During the 2017-2018 season, 37 HOI cases out of 382 inpatients (9.7%) with influenza were detected in a tertiary care hospital. HOI and community-onset influenza cases peaked simultaneously, and employee absenteeism was delayed by 1 month. A HOI to community-onset influenza case-comparison revealed associations with placement in rehabilitation, leukocytosis, health care–associated infections, and elevated mortality rates. Interventions should be selected based on the epidemiology of influenza occurrence.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||American Journal of Infection Control|
|State||Published - Jan 2020|
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© 2019 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.
- Employee presenteeism
- Healthcare-associated Infections
- Infection prevention
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Policy
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Infectious Diseases