Importation of Acinetobacter baumannii into a burn unit: a recurrent outbreak of infection associated with widespread environmental contamination.

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serval:BIB_0067C43BD8AF
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Title
Importation of Acinetobacter baumannii into a burn unit: a recurrent outbreak of infection associated with widespread environmental contamination.
Journal
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Author(s)
Zanetti G., Blanc D.S., Federli I., Raffoul W., Petignat C., Maravic P., Francioli P., Berger M.M.
ISSN
0899-823X
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2007
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
28
Number
6
Pages
723-725
Language
english
Abstract
A burn patient was infected with Acinetobacter baumannii on transfer to the hospital after a terrorist attack. Two patients experienced cross-infection. Environmental swab samples were negative for A. baumannii. Six months later, the bacteria reemerged in 6 patients. Environmental swab samples obtained at this time were inoculated into a minimal mineral broth, and culture results showed widespread contamination. No case of infection occurred after closure of the unit for disinfection.
Keywords
Acinetobacter Infections, Acinetobacter baumannii, Burn Units, Burns, Community-Acquired Infections, Contact Tracing, Disease Outbreaks, Disinfection, Equipment Contamination, Humans, Hydrotherapy, Indonesia, Mass Casualty Incidents, Terrorism
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Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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01/10/2019 6:16
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