Droplet aerosol dissemination of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii surrounding ventilated patients

Madelyn Mousa, David Schwartz, Yehuda Carmeli, Amir Nutman*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We measured droplet aerosol dissemination of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) by sampling air surrounding 10 ventilated patients with CRAB isolated in sputum. Over 70 hours, we sampled 252,000 L of air; CRAB was detected in 39,600 L (16%). CRAB growth was higher during patient care, notably suctioning and sheet changing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-367
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2019

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