Transmission of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus in a neonatal intensive care unit

Yoav Golan, Shira Doron, Bernadette Sullivan, David R. Snydman

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Abstract

An outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus transmission in our neonatal intensive care unit persisted despite strict contact precautions and cohorting of colonized neonates and their caregivers. After terminal cleaning was performed, incubators were found to harbor the neonates' clone of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus. Transmission ceased after cohorting of incubators, suggesting the effectiveness of infection control measures targeting environmental contamination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)566-567
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bacterial contamination
  • Cohorting
  • Environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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