Vigorous cleaning and adequate ventilation are necessary to control an outbreak in a neonatal intensive care unit.

@article{Shimono2012VigorousCA,
  title={Vigorous cleaning and adequate ventilation are necessary to control an outbreak in a neonatal intensive care unit.},
  author={Nobuyuki Shimono and Jun Hayashi and Hiroko N. Matsumoto and Noriko Miyake and Yujiro Uchida and Shinji Shimoda and Norihiro Furusyo and Koichi Akashi},
  journal={Journal of infection and chemotherapy : official journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={303-7}
}
An outbreak of Bacillus cereus (B. cereus) bacteremia occurred in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in July 2005. Many strains of B. cereus were cultured from patient specimens, as well as from environmental samples such as the surfaces of instruments and air in the NICU. Some of these strains were analyzed by pulsed field gel electrophoresis, and several were confirmed to be identical. We speculated that the bacterial load in the environment had initially increased and then possibly… CONTINUE READING

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