Contamination of ambient air with Acinetobacter baumannii on consecutive inpatient days

Luis A. Shimose, Yohei Doi, Robert A. Bonomo, Dennise De Pascale, Roberto A. Viau, Timothy Cleary, Nicholas Namias, Daniel H. Kett, L. Silvia Munoz-Price

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Abstract

Acinetobacter-positive patients had their ambient air tested for up to 10 consecutive days. The air was Acinetobacter positive for an average of 21% of the days; the rate of contamination was higher among patients colonized in the rectum than in the airways (relative risk [RR], 2.35; P = 0.006). Of the 6 air/clinical isolate pairs available, 4 pairs were closely related according to rep-PCR results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2346-2348
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume53
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

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