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Cluster of Bacillus Species Bacteremia Cases in Neonates during a Hospital Construction Project
Judith R. Campbell MD, Kristina Hulten PhD and Carol J. Baker MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 32, No. 10 (October 2011), pp. 1035-1038
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/661910
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We report an outbreak of Bacillus bacteremia among premature infants during a construction project. Our investigation revealed potential environmental sources. After replacement of air filters, cleaning of the unit, emphasis on hand hygiene, and relocation of the loading dock for linen and supply delivery, no further cases were detected.
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