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Outbreak of Bloodstream Infections Associated with Multiuse Dialyzers Containing O-Rings

Kelsey OYong MPH, Patricia Marquez MPH, Dawn Terashita MD MPH, L’Tanya English RN MPH, Hector Rivas BS, Eszter Deak PhD MPH and Laurene Mascola MD MPH
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 35, No. 1 (January 2014), pp. 89-91
DOI: 10.1086/674399
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/674399
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Abstract

This report details an outbreak investigation conducted by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health of 3 cases of bacterial infection among patients receiving hemodialysis who were treated at the same dialysis center in 2011. Improper disinfection of reusable dialyzers was hypothesized as the source of transmission.

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