Common Viruses A Deadly Threat At Nursing Homes
com reports that Common viruses pose a serious threat in nursing homes, often sabotaging standard infection control measures, a new case study suggests. The study's lead author is Dr.
Schaefer Spires and it details a 16-day outbreak of two viruses -- respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and human metapneumovirus (HMPV) -- that swept through a long-term dementia ward in Tennessee.
Nearly three-quarters of the patients became sick and five died..