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Am J Dis Child. 1981 May;135(5):413-4.

A nursery outbreak of Serratia marcescens infection. Evidence of a single source of contamination.

Abstract

An outbreak of Serratia marcescens infection occurred in a special neonatal unit. The epidemic involved seven newborns, one of whom died. Contaminated hand-washing brushes were implicated in the epidemic; their removal resulted in a dramatic elimination of the infection.

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