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November 26, 2008

Nursing Homes During an Influenza Pandemic—Reply

JAMA. 2008;300(20):2366-2367. doi:10.1001/jama.2008.690

In Reply: We agree with Dr Koh and colleagues that admitting patients with influenza to nursing homes during a pandemic would pose a risk to the vulnerable residents of the facility. The morbidity and mortality of influenza in that setting are significant.1 We were not endorsing admission of influenza patients to nursing homes in a pandemic but assessing the attitude of nursing homes toward that practice. This in turn may help with overall public health planning.

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