Continued transmission of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from a wash hand basin tap in a critical care unit.

@article{Garvey2016ContinuedTO,
  title={Continued transmission of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from a wash hand basin tap in a critical care unit.},
  author={Mark I Garvey and Craig W Bradley and James Tracey and Beryl A. Oppenheim},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2016},
  volume={94 1},
  pages={8-12}
}
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an important nosocomial pathogen, colonizing hospital water supplies including taps and sinks. We report a cluster of P. aeruginosa acquisitions during a period of five months from tap water to patients occupying the same burns single room in a critical care unit. Pseudomonas aeruginosa cultured from clinical isolates from four different patients was indistinguishable from water strains by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. Water outlets in critical care may be a source… CONTINUE READING
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