Outbreak of Serratia marcescens in a neonatal intensive care unit: contaminated unmedicated liquid soap and risk factors.

@article{BuffetBataillon2009OutbreakOS,
  title={Outbreak of Serratia marcescens in a neonatal intensive care unit: contaminated unmedicated liquid soap and risk factors.},
  author={Sylvie Buffet-Bataillon and Val{\'e}rie Rabier and Pierre B{\'e}tr{\'e}mieux and Alain Beuchee and Michael Bauer and Patrick Pladys and Edouard Le Gall and M. Cormier and Anne Jolivet-Gougeon},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2009},
  volume={72 1},
  pages={17-22}
}
This study describes an outbreak of Serratia marcescens and its investigation and control in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). During a three-month period, five infants were colonised or infected by a single strain of S. marcescens. A case-control study, culture surveys and pulse-field gel electrophoresis analysis implicated a bottle soap dispenser as a reservoir of S. marcescens (P=0.032). Infants with S. marcescens colonisation or infection were also more likely to have been exposed to a… CONTINUE READING

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