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Effect of Infection Control Measures on the Frequency of Upper Respiratory Infection in Child Care: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

Roberts, Leslee; Smith, Wayne; Jorm, Louisa; Patel, Mahomed; Douglas, Robert M; McGilchrist, Charles A


Background. Acute upper respiratory infections are common in children who attend child care, and preventing transmission of disease in this setting depends on actions by child care staff. We set out to discover whether transmission of respiratory infections in child care could be reduced by improved infection control procedures. Methods. We performed a cluster, randomized, controlled trial of an infection control intervention conducted in child care centers in 1 city in Australia. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Pediatrics (English edition)


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