An echovirus type 18 outbreak in a neonatal intensive care unit

Koichi Kusuhara, Mitsumasa Saito, Yuka Sasaki, Shunji Hikino, Tomoaki Taguchi, Sachiyo Suita, Jun Hayashi, Kiyoko Wakatsuki, Toshiro Hara

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Abstract

We describe an outbreak of echovirus type 18 infection involving 20 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients and the results of virological investigations are presented. RT-PCR demonstrated a widespread transmission of the virus in NICU patients during the outbreak. Separation care and additional infection control measures seemed to be effective in preventing further spread of the virus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)587-589
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Volume167
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2008

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Kusuhara, K., Saito, M., Sasaki, Y., Hikino, S., Taguchi, T., Suita, S., ... Hara, T. (2008). An echovirus type 18 outbreak in a neonatal intensive care unit. European Journal of Pediatrics, 167(5), 587-589. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00431-007-0516-x