medically attended acute respiratory illness


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medically attended acute respiratory illness

An increasingly preferred term for a respiratory tract infection linked to medical care or exposures, which replaces the older terms iatrogenic pneumonia and hospital-acquired pneumonia.
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Number and percentage of patients with medically attended acute respiratory illness who were enrolled* in a study and tested for influenza, by selected characteristics--Marshfield, Wisconsin, January 21-February 8, 2008 Patients testing Patients testing positive for negative for influenza ([dagger]) influenza (n = 191) (n = 425) Characteristic No.
However, this finding may have been biased by the significantly lower rates of medically attended acute respiratory illness in this population both before and after vaccination in the intervention communities, which is suggestive of a healthier adult population in the intervention communities, Dr.
In the current study, herd protection was demonstrated in older individuals who can be particularly susceptible to morbidity and mortality associated with influenza--but this finding may have been biased by the significantly lower rates of medically attended acute respiratory illness in this population both before and after vaccination in the intervention communities, which is suggestive of a healthier adult population in the intervention communities, Dr.