Ji-Hea Kang

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BACKGROUND Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a significant nosocomial pathogen and is commonly isolated in the hospital environment. We investigated the risk factors for a bloodstream pseudooutbreak of S maltophilia in a general ward. METHODS On November 24 and 25, 2005, 7 patients without evidence of sepsis were reported as positive for blood culture with(More)
BACKGROUND The validity of self-reported varicella history and cost-effectiveness of a prevaccination screening strategy have not been examined among health care workers (HCWs) living in Korea. METHODS We investigated varicella-zoster virus immunity of all HCWs in high-risk departments. To determine the history of varicella, all applicants completed a(More)
This report describes an outbreak involving vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium colonization in 2 separate intensive care units (ICUs). Outbreak investigation including pulsed-field gel electrophoresis demonstrated that transfer of a vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium colonized patient between ICUs contributed to the outbreaks that occurred(More)
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