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, Luisa 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 (US)
Pages (from-to)2346-2348
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume53
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015

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Shimose, L. A., Doi, Y., Bonomo, R. A., De Pascale, D., Viau, R. A., Cleary, T., Namias, N., Kett, D. H., & Munoz-Price, L. (2015). Contamination of ambient air with Acinetobacter baumannii on consecutive inpatient days. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 53(7), 2346-2348. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00198-15