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Abstract

In April 2011, an outbreak of Serratia marcescens infection/colonisations occurred in the neonatal intensive care unit of Pescara General Hospital. Rapid microbiological investigations lead to identification of five cases of likely cross-transmission from a neonate hospitalised for S. marcescens sepsis: four infections and one neonate colonised post-mortem. Two low birth weight neonates died. The environmental investigation detected S. marcescens from two soap dispensers. Strict hygiene measures lead to early interruption of the outbreak, without recurrences to date.

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2011-06-16
2017-11-24
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/10.2807/ese.16.24.19892-en
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