Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, December 14th, 2004
According to a study from Portugal, "To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a humanized respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) monoclonal antibody (palivizumab) to control an outbreak of RSV in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), we retrospectively analyzed two RSV outbreaks."
"Between 11 November 1998 and 18 March 1999, two separate RSV outbreaks occurred in a large (26 beds) NICU. All procedures for preventing nosocomial spread of RSV (including the use of palivizumab in the second outbreak) were retrospectively analyzed.
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