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Effective Containment of Pandemic Influenza (H1N1 2009) Virus Outbreak in an International Residence Hall of a University by Recommended Infection Control Guidance
Young Kyung Yoon1,3, Jeong Yeon Kim1, Byung Chul Chun2, Woo Joo Kim1, Hee Jin Cheong1, Dae Won Park1,3, Min Ja Kim1,3 and Jang Wook Sohn1,3
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine1, Department of Preventive Medicine2, and Institute of Emerging Infectious Diseases3, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Vol.42 Num.2 (p99~102)
People living in communal settings, such as in residence halls, are vulnerable to infectious outbreaks and once it occurs, it can be difficult to prevent its spread. An outbreak of pandemic influenza (H1N1 2009) virus was confirmed in September 2009 in an international residence hall of a university in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Herein, we report an outbreak of the pandemic influenza in a university residence hall that was successfully contained by applying the recommended infection control guidance: active surveillance system, isolation of the patients, contact precaution, and education.
Keywords : Influenza A virus, H1N1 subtype, Outbreaks, Infection control