A nosocomial outbreak of Branhamella catarrhalis confirmed by restriction endonuclease analysis.

@article{Patterson1988ANO,
  title={A nosocomial outbreak of Branhamella catarrhalis confirmed by restriction endonuclease analysis.},
  author={Thomas F. Patterson and Jan E. Patterson and Barbara L Masecar and G. E. Barden and Walter J. Hierholzer and Marcus John Zervos},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1988},
  volume={157 5},
  pages={996-1001}
}
An outbreak of respiratory illness due to Branhamella catarrhalis occurred in the intermediate care unit of a Veterans Administration hospital and involved patients and staff members. Four patients had pneumonia and four had bronchitis. Infected patients were placed in a cohort separated from noninfected patients and were treated. Pharyngeal culture was used to survey prevalence in staff and all other patients on the unit; three of 18 staff members and two of 19 asymptomatic patients were… CONTINUE READING

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