2nd pediatric facility in New Jersey hit by viral outbreak

Patients at a second New Jersey pediatric facility have been found to have a respiratory virus, but authorities say it's a different strain from the one linked to nine deaths
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Publication date: Available online 17 January 2019Source: EpidemicsAuthor(s): Sasikiran Kandula, Jeffrey ShamanAbstractSeasonal influenza in the United States is estimated to cause 9-35 million illnesses annually, with resultant economic burden amounting to $47-$150 billion. Reliable real-time forecasts of influenza can help public health agencies better manage these outbreaks. Here, we investigate the feasibility of three autoregressive methods for near-term forecasts: an Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) model with time-varying order; an ARIMA model fit to seasonally adjusted incidence rates (ARIMA-STL); a...
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In this report, we summarize the results of surveillance, on-site assessments, and molecular analysis conducted as part of a group A Streptococcus outbreak investigation in 2 skilled nursing facilities.We identified cases in 24 individuals (6 deaths) and infection prevention deficiencies. Isolates from 14 individuals represented the globally emergent clade 3 emm89 strain.Molecular analysis suggests that the 2 outbreaks were related. Wound care practices and 1 symptomatic shared employee may have facilitated transmission. Strict adherence to infection prevention practices is needed to prevent group A Streptococcus transmission.
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