The use of colonization rate and epidemic index as tools to illustrate the epidemiology of faecal Enterobacteriaceae strains in Swedish neonatal wards.

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The epidemiology of faecal Gram-negative bacteria was studied in 953 infants from 22 neonatal special care wards in Swedish hospitals. Two complementary methods to measure presumed nosocomial transmission of bacterial strains were used: the prevalence rate of major (M) phenotypes (strains that had colonized at least 10% of the infants in a particular ward… (More)

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@article{Khn1993TheUO, title={The use of colonization rate and epidemic index as tools to illustrate the epidemiology of faecal Enterobacteriaceae strains in Swedish neonatal wards.}, author={Ingrid K{\"u}hn and B A Ayling-Smith and Kjell Tullus and Leonard Burman}, journal={The Journal of hospital infection}, year={1993}, volume={23 4}, pages={287-97} }