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Outbreak of health care-associated Burkholderia cenocepacia bacteremia and infection attributed to contaminated sterile gel used for central line insertion under ultrasound guidance and other procedures

Shaban, Ramon Z; Maloney, Samuel; Gerrard, John; Collignon, Peter; Macbeth, Deborough; Cruickshank, Marilyn; Hume, Anna; Jennison, Amy; Graham, Rikki M A; Bergh, Haakon; Wilson, Heather; Derrington, Petra


Background: We report an outbreak of Burkholderia cenocepacia bacteremia and infection in 11 patients predominately in intensive care units caused by contaminated ultrasound gel used in central line insertion and sterile procedures within 4 hospitals across Australia. Methods: Burkholderia cenocepacia was first identified in the blood culture of a patient from the intensive care unit at the Gold Coast University Hospital on March 26, 2017, with 3 subsequent cases identified by April 7, 2017....[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Infection Control
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.06.025


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