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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2004 Nov;25(11):1002-4.

Persistent Acinetobacter baumannii? Look inside your medical equipment.

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Department of Medical Microbiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Abstract

Two outbreaks of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii occurred in our hospital. The outbreak strains were eventually isolated from respiratory ventilators, an apparatus used to cool or warm patients, and four continuous veno-venous hemofiltration machines. Removing dust from the machines and replacing all dust filters brought the outbreaks to an end.

PMID:
15566039
DOI:
10.1086/502335
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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