Cluster of pseudoinfections with burkholderia cepacia associated with a contaminated washer-disinfector in a bronchoscopy unit

Dror Rosengarten, Colin Block, Carlos Hidalgo-Grass, Violeta Temper, Ilana Gross, Anna Budin-Mizrahi, Neville Berkman, Shmuel Benenson

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Abstract

In December 2008, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid samples obtained from 3 patients were positive for Burkholderia cepacia complex on culture. Samples obtained from bronchoscopes and rinse-water samples obtained from the washer-disinfector were found to be positive for B. cepacia complex. The cause of this pseudo-outbreak was that the washer-disinfector was installed without the required antibacterial filter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)769-771
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume31
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2010

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