RSV Hospitalizes Over 100,000 Kids

By March 17, 2010 No Comments
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03/17/2010 // Riverdale, NJ, USA // Camfil // Lynne Laake // (press release)

Salt Lake City, UT(news)–Highly contagious Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), a virus infecting children through airborne particles, causes 75,000 to 125,000 hospital admissions across the United States annually, in children under the age of one. As reported by the Desert News, the incidence of RSV infections is on the rise in Utah this season, causing local authorities to voice their concerns.

RSV infects millions of children every year with the highest incidence of infection occurring from November to April. RSV is the cause of thousands of pediatric emergency room visits annually throughout the U.S. and can lead to pneumonia, other lung diseases, and even death. The virus is spread through airborne particles from coughing and sneezing. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) http://cdc.gov airborne transmission through direct and indirect contact with nasal and oral secretions from infected children is how RSV spreads.

Hospitals with the proper safety tools can help decrease the spread of airborne particle infections by maintaining proper air quality along with promoting the practice of standard precautions. Controlling the spread of airborne infections from patient to patient in emergency department waiting rooms, pediatric units, and patient care areas is a top priority for all hospital personnel. Hospital administrations can implement the proper levels of air filtration with the appropriate number of air changes and help contain harmful airborne contaminants. Camfil provides the safety tools to achieve sustainability, maintain green air environments, and reduce hospital-acquired infections.

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