Investigation of increased rates of isolation of Bacillus species Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Bacillus
  • Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections

abstract

  • Periodic increases in the environmental load of Bacillus species may occur in hospitals. Our investigation indicated that at one facility, these increases likely represented a pseudo-outbreak of Bacillus species colonizing central venous lines or their accessories, such as needleless connector devices. Vigilant attention should be paid to infection control practices when collecting blood samples for culture, to minimize the risk of contamination by environmental microorganisms.

publication date

  • December 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/657584

PubMed ID

  • 21029006

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1257

end page

  • 63

volume

  • 31

number

  • 12