Case Report on the Prevention of an Endemic Outbreak of Influenza B on an Allogeneic Transplant WardHeidrich K1*, Boldt A1, Stölzel F1, Bornhäuser M1, Schetelig J1,2 and Gunzer F3
- *Corresponding Author:
- Heidrich K
Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus der TU Dresden
Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik I, Dresden, Germany
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Received date: February 01, 2016; Accepted date: February 26, 2016; Published date: February 29, 2016
Citation: Heidrich K, Boldt A, Stölzel F, Bornhäuser M, Schetelig J, et al. (2016) Case Report on the Prevention of an Endemic Outbreak of Influenza B on an Allogeneic Transplant Ward. J Leuk 4:205. doi:10.4172/2329-6917.1000205
Copyright: © 2016 Heidrich K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Respiratory tract infections pose a threat to hematopoietic stem cell recipients, increasing morbidity and mortality rates. To address this, preventive measures are of great importance. We describe the early detection of influenza B in a patient who received a recent hematopoietic transplantation, and elucidation of the transmission path using a point-of-care multiplex polymerase chain reaction panel, leading to prevention of viral spread. The use of risk-score systems and point-of-care testing should be further evaluated.