Wherein we ponder vexing issues in infection prevention and control, inside and outside the hospital.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
The weekend: It's a good thing!
A new study in BMC Infectious Diseases uses data from eight European countries to model transmission dynamics of an infectious disease spread by close contact in schools. The key finding: the basic reproductive number (the number of secondary cases transmitted by a primary case in a fully susceptible population) falls about 20% on weekends when compared to weekdays.