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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2000 Jan;21(1):50-2.

Nosocomial pseudo-outbreak of Fusarium verticillioides associated with sterile plastic containers.

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Microbiology and Virology Institute, Azienda Ospedaliera Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo, Italy.

Abstract

Twenty-six patients were implicated in a nosocomial pseudo-outbreak of Fusarium verticillioides. Examination of clinical records and handling procedures revealed a fungal contamination of supposedly sterile containers used for biological materials. An accurate system of monitoring permitted us to determine the origin of the infection and the means of its spread.

PMID:
10656358
DOI:
10.1086/501699
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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