Co-existent cross-infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae and group B streptococci on an adult oncology unit.

An outbreak of respiratory infection in an adult oncology unit is described where there was evidence of co-existent cross-infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 14 and Lancefield group B streptococcus type Ia. The presumed route of transmission was droplet spread from patient to patient. No further cases arose after the ward had been closed to new… (More)