Common Viruses A Deadly Threat At Nursing Homes


Wochit Headline News - January 13, 2017 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..

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