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Influenza Vaccination Levels and Influenza‐Like Illness in Long‐Term–Care Facilities for Elderly People in Niigata, Japan, During an Influenza A (H3N2) Epidemic
Hitoshi Oshitani , MD, Reiko Saito , MD, Nao Seki , MD, Naohito Tanabe , MD, Osamu Yamazaki , MD, Seiji Hayashi , MD and Hiroshi Suzuki , MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 21, No. 11 (November 2000), pp. 728-730
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/501725
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EXCERPT Surveys on influenza vaccination and illness in longterm –care facilities in Niigata Prefecture during an influenza A (H3N2) epidemic revealed that >20% of facilities had outbreaks and >10% of residents experienced influenza. Outbreaks and number of cases were significantly reduced by vaccination, which should be strongly recommended for institutionalized elderly people (Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2000;21:728‐730).
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