Outbreak of Antiviral Drug–Resistant Influenza A in Long-Term Care Facility, Illinois, USA, 2008
Figure 1. Number of cases of influenza by date of symptom onset and outbreak control protocol during an influenza A outbreak in a long-term care facility, Illinois, USA, 2008. Retrospective medical chart review of all nontested building A residents identified 1 potential missed case-patient with influenza who had symptom onset on January 29. Additional cases were detected in 2 other residential buildings in the long-term care facility (buildings B and C). Building B housed 53 residents in 4 wards and building C housed 16 residents in 1 ward. All (100%) of residents in both buildings had received the 2007–08 influenza vaccine. Of the 16 rapid test specimens with negative results from all 3 buildings that were subjected to confirmatory testing, 5 (31%) were positive by reverse transcription–PCR for influenza A virus (H1N1).