Infrequent Air Contamination with Acinetobacter baumannii of Air Surrounding Known Colonized or Infected Patients

Clare Rock, Anthony D. Harris, J. Kristie Johnson, Werner E. Bischoff, Kerri A. Thom

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Abstract

Using a validated air sampling method we found Acinetobacter baumannii in the air surrounding only 1 of 12 patients known to be colonized or infected with A. baumannii. Patients' closed-circuit ventilator status, frequent air exchanges in patient rooms, and short sampling time may have contributed to this low burden. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015;36(7):830-832

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)830-832
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume36
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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