Survival of Acinetobacter baumannii on dry surfaces: comparison of outbreak and sporadic isolates.

@article{Jawad1998SurvivalOA,
  title={Survival of Acinetobacter baumannii on dry surfaces: comparison of outbreak and sporadic isolates.},
  author={Ali Jawad and Harald Seifert and Anna M Snelling and John Heritage and Peter Hawkey},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={36 7},
  pages={1938-41}
}
Acinetobacter spp. are important nosocomial pathogens reported with increasing frequency in outbreaks of cross-infection during the past 2 decades. The majority of such outbreaks are caused by Acinetobacter baumannii. To investigate whether desiccation tolerance may be involved in the ability of certain strains of A. baumannii to cause hospital outbreaks, a blind study was carried out with 39 epidemiologically well-characterized clinical isolates of A. baumannii for which survival times were… CONTINUE READING

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