Role of environmental cleaning in controlling an outbreak of Acinetobacter baumannii on a neurosurgical intensive care unit.

@article{Denton2004RoleOE,
  title={Role of environmental cleaning in controlling an outbreak of Acinetobacter baumannii on a neurosurgical intensive care unit.},
  author={Miles Denton and Mark H. Wilcox and Peter Parnell and Dan Green and Vrushali Keer and Peter M.K. Hawkey and Idris V R Evans and Paul E. Murphy},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2004},
  volume={56 2},
  pages={106-10}
}
An outbreak of Acinetobacter baumannii colonization and infection occurred in 19 patients over a 14-month period during 1998-1999 on a neurosurgical intensive care unit. During efforts to control the outbreak a significant correlation was observed between the number of environmental isolates of A. baumannii obtained during each monthly screening and the number of patients with A. baumannii colonization/infection in the same calendar month (P < 0.004). Use of 1000 ppm hypochlorite solution and… CONTINUE READING

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