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Increased Peripheral Venous Catheter Bloodstream Infections during COVID-19 Pandemic, Switzerland

Published inEmerging infectious diseases, vol. 30, no. 1, p. 159-162
Publication date2023-12-08
First online date2023-12-08
Abstract

Studies suggest that central venous catheter bloodstream infections (BSIs) increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. We investigated catheter-related BSIs in Switzerland and found peripheral venous catheter (PVC) BSI incidence increased during 2021-2022 compared with 2020. These findings should raise awareness of PVC-associated BSIs and prompt inclusion of PVC BSIs in surveillance systems.

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Keywords
  • COVID-19
  • SARS
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Switzerland
  • Bacteria
  • Bloodstream infection
  • Catheter
  • Coronavirus
  • Coronavirus disease
  • Peripheral-line
  • Respiratory infections
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
  • Surveillance
  • Viruses
  • Zoonoses
Citation (ISO format)
ZANELLA, Marie-Céline et al. Increased Peripheral Venous Catheter Bloodstream Infections during COVID-19 Pandemic, Switzerland. In: Emerging infectious diseases, 2023, vol. 30, n° 1, p. 159–162. doi: 10.3201/eid3001.230183
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ISSN of the journal1080-6040
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