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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health