Acinetobacter baumannii: Association between environmental contamination of patient rooms and occupant status

L. Silvia Munoz-Price, Nicholas Namias, Timothy Cleary, Yovanit Fajardo-Aquino, Dennise DePascale, Kristopher L. Arheart, Jesabel I. Rivera, Yohei Doi

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Abstract

We aimed to determine the association between the presence of Acinetobacter baumannii in patient rooms and the carrier status of the occupants. Fifty-six (39%) of 143 rooms with A. baumannii- positive patients had results positive for A. baumannii. Only 49 (10%) of 485 rooms with A. baumannii-negative patients were positive (odds ratio, 5.72[95%confidence interval,3.66-8.96];P <.0001).Clinical and environmental isolates shared pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)517-520
Number of pages4
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume34
Issue number5 SPL
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Munoz-Price, L. S., Namias, N., Cleary, T., Fajardo-Aquino, Y., DePascale, D., Arheart, K. L., Rivera, J. I., & Doi, Y. (2013). Acinetobacter baumannii: Association between environmental contamination of patient rooms and occupant status. Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 34(5 SPL), 517-520. https://doi.org/10.1086/670209