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Marin L. Schweizer
Michael R. Eber
Ramanan Laxminarayan
Jon P. Furuno
Kyle J. Popovich
Bala Hota
Michael A. Rubin
Eli N. Perencevich
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Background

Knowledge of seasonal trends in hospital-associated infection incidence may improve surveillance and help guide the design and evaluation of infection prevention interventions. We estimated seasonal variation in the frequencies of inpatient bloodstream infections (BSIs) caused by common bacterial pathogens and examined associations of monthly BSI frequencies with ambient outdoor temperature, precipitation, and humidity levels.

Creator
Michael R. Eber
Michelle Shardell
Marin L. Schweizer
Ramanan Laxminarayan
Eli N. Perencevich
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