Adenovirus pseudo-outbreak in a large UK neonatal intensive care unit.
American Journal of Infection Control
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Jones, N. K., Ranellou, K., Zhang, H., & Jalal, H. (2018). Adenovirus pseudo-outbreak in a large UK neonatal intensive care unit.. American Journal of Infection Control, 46 (12), 1411-1413. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.04.220
An unusually high number of positive adenovirus stool antigen tests were observed in neonatal samples from a large tertiary referral unit over a 10-week period, prompting the declaration of an outbreak and escalation of infection control precautions. Subsequent testing of original samples by alternative methods revealed a series of false-positive results. This is the first adenovirus pseudo-outbreak to be reported in the United Kingdom and the first to involve the Proflow Rotavirus-Adenovirus Combi test.
Adenovirus, NICU, Neonatal, Pseudo-outbreak, Rotavirus-adenovirus combi test, Stool antigen test
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.04.220
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/292156