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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 Jun;28(6):726-9. Epub 2007 Apr 20.

Colonization with multidrug-resistant organisms in evacuees after Hurricane Katrina.

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Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA. useybol@emory.edu

Abstract

After Hurricane Katrina, 50 patients were evacuated to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, with limited medical records. The infection control department ordered contact precautions for 16 patients. Surveillance cultures performed on admission identified colonization with multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria in 9 patients (18%). Presence of a wound was the strongest predictor for MDR colonization. More data are needed to reliably predict MDR bacterial colonization.

PMID:
17520549
DOI:
10.1086/518350
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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