Nosocomial transmission clusters and risk factors in Moraxella catarrhalis.

@article{Levy2009NosocomialTC,
  title={Nosocomial transmission clusters and risk factors in Moraxella catarrhalis.},
  author={Foster Levy and Scotland C. Leman and Felix A. Sarubbi and Edwin S Walker},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2009},
  volume={137 4},
  pages={
          581-90
        }
}
We report an objective examination of nosocomial transmission events derived from long-term (10-year) data from a single medical centre. Cluster analysis, based on the temporal proximity of genetically identical isolates of the respiratory pathogen Moraxella catarrhalis, identified 40 transmission events involving 33 of the 52 genotypes represented by multiple isolates. There was no evidence of highly transmissible or outbreak-prone genotypes. Although most clusters were small (mean size 3.6… CONTINUE READING

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