Summertime Bacillus cereus colonization of hospital newborns traced to contaminated, laundered linen.

@article{Hosein2013SummertimeBC,
  title={Summertime Bacillus cereus colonization of hospital newborns traced to contaminated, laundered linen.},
  author={Ian Hosein and Peter Hoffman and Sten Ellam and T-M Asseez and Abiodun Fakokunde and J Silles and Emma Devereux and Dilpreet Kaur and Joanne Bosanquet},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2013},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={
          149-54
        }
}
BACKGROUND Routine screening of premature newborns for haemolytic streptococci, Staphylococcus aureus and enteric Gram-negative bacteria done at birth using umbilical swabs identified clustering of babies colonized with Bacillus cereus in summers of 2009 and 2010 at a 400-bedded UK general hospital. AIM To determine the source of this organism by focusing on the clinical environment. METHODS Umbilical swab screening was extended to all newborns and the labour ward environment, including… CONTINUE READING