A cluster of nosocomial Klebsiella pneumoniae bloodstream infections in a neonatal intensive care department: Identification of transmission and intervention.

@article{Gastmeier2003ACO,
  title={A cluster of nosocomial Klebsiella pneumoniae bloodstream infections in a neonatal intensive care department: Identification of transmission and intervention.},
  author={Petra Gastmeier and Katrin Groneberg and Klaus Weist and Henning R{\"u}den},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2003},
  volume={31 7},
  pages={424-30}
}
OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the cause and mode of transmission of a cluster of bloodstream infections as a result of Klebsiella pneumoniae. DESIGN AND SETTING We conducted a prospective cohort study in a neonatal intensive care department from May 1999 to December 2000. METHODS We performed surveillance of nosocomial infections, and clinical and environmental investigations. RESULTS During an 8-week period, 5 cases of K pneumoniae bloodstream infections were observed, at least 3 of… CONTINUE READING
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