Control of influenza A on a bone marrow transplant unit

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2000 Nov;21(11):730-2. doi: 10.1086/501726.


In January 1998, an outbreak of influenza A occurred on our adult bone marrow transplant unit. Aggressive infection control measures were instituted to halt further nosocomial spread. A new, more rigorous approach was implemented for the 1998/99 influenza season and was extremely effective in preventing nosocomial influenza at our institution.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Cross Infection / epidemiology*
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Humans
  • Infection Control* / methods*
  • Influenza A virus / isolation & purification*
  • Influenza Vaccines*
  • Influenza, Human / epidemiology*
  • Influenza, Human / prevention & control
  • Middle Aged
  • New York City / epidemiology


  • Influenza Vaccines