Investigation of an outbreak of central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infection due to contaminated water

Richard W. Douce, Jeannete Zurita, Olga Sanchez, Paul Cardenas Aldaz

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Abstract

An outbreak of central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infections was reported in a hospital in Ecuador. Commercially produced ampoules of water for injection were found to be contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia and Myroides odoratus. Removal of these ampoules yielded a 10-fold reduction in the incidence of catheter-associated infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-366
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2008

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