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Influenza, RSV, and other Respiratory Viruses

At the Johns Hopkins Hospital, we perform surveillance for influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in all of our hospital inpatient and outpatient areas.  Influenza and RSV data are reported as the number of laboratory confirmed positive tests per week of surveillance. Healthcare-associated cases are also tracked and investigated.  A comprehensive respiratory virus prevention program includes hand hygiene promotion, healthcare personnel vaccination for influenza, education and reinforcement of respiratory etiquette, and programs to promote, monitor and sustain evidence-based best practices for respiratory virus prevention.  Click here for access to the JHH Respiratory Virus Prevention and Control policy.

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital has joined the National Foundation for Infectious Disease's "Leading by Example" initiative to prevent influenza. More information is available at www.nfid.org