Outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in a neonatal care unit associated with feeding bottles heaters.

Abstract

This report describes an outbreak caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a neonatal care unit possibly linked to feeding bottles heaters. Infection control measures were undertaken such as reinforcement of contact isolation precautions, environmental microbiologic sampling, educational sessions on hand hygiene, and use of sterilized water to refill feeding bottles heaters. The sustained eradication of P aeruginosa isolates after implementing control measures on feeding bottles heaters strongly suggests those as the source of the outbreak.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.08.004

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@article{MolinaCabrillana2013OutbreakOP, title={Outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in a neonatal care unit associated with feeding bottles heaters.}, author={Jes{\'u}s M Molina-Cabrillana and Fernando Artiles-Campelo and Elena Dorta-Hung and Candelaria Santana-Reyes and Anna Quori and Bernardo Lafarga-Capuz and Juana R Hern{\'a}ndez-Vera}, journal={American journal of infection control}, year={2013}, volume={41 2}, pages={e7-9} }