Outbreak of PIV-3 in a neonatal intensive care unit in England

Gemma Louise Dunn, Helen Tapson, Jonathan Davis, Maya Gobin*

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    An outbreak of PIV-3 in a neonatal ICU was investigated using a retrospective cohort study. Risk of infection increased with lower birth weight and gestational age. Contact with sick visitor(s)/staff was not associated with infection (P = 0.212, P = 0.299). Transmission routes are difficult to identify, and the importance of visiting restrictions and sickness absence during outbreaks is recommended.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)344-345
    Number of pages2
    JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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    • Neonatal
    • Outbreak
    • Parainfluenza


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