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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 May;35(5):581-4. doi: 10.1086/675831.

Extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae: a threat from the kitchen.

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Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

Abstract

Food is an established source of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae. Hand hygiene and cooking prevent transmission, but hands could be recontaminated by touching used cutting boards. ESBL-producing Escherichia coli were identified on 12% of cutting boards and 50% of gloves after poultry preparation, pointing to an important source for transmission.

PMID:
24709730
DOI:
10.1086/675831
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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