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J Hosp Infect. 1990 Feb;15(2):177-82.

An outbreak of Acinetobacter respiratory tract infection resulting from incomplete disinfection of ventilatory equipment.

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Department of Microbiology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Abstract

An outbreak of multiresistant Acinetobacter anitratus respiratory tract infection occurred over a 30-day-period in six patients admitted to an intensive care unit. Standard precautions failed to curtail the outbreak, which was finally attributed to ineffective disinfection of reusable ventilator tubing.

PMID:
1969441
DOI:
10.1016/0195-6701(90)90128-b
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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