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An outbreak of serious Klebsiella infections related to food blenders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2883228     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An investigation, including environmental sampling, was undertaken after four leukaemic patients on the same hospital ward developed serious infections with Klebsiella aerogenes, capsular type K14. The source of this organism, common to all four patients, was found to be a food blender used for preparing milk-based drinks on the ward.
K Kiddy; E Josse; N Griffin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hospital infection     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0195-6701     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Hosp. Infect.     Publication Date:  1987 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-05-29     Completed Date:  1987-05-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007166     Medline TA:  J Hosp Infect     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  191-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Disease Outbreaks* / prevention & control
Equipment Contamination
Food Service, Hospital / standards*
Klebsiella Infections / epidemiology*,  microbiology,  transmission
Klebsiella pneumoniae / classification,  isolation & purification
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / complications
Middle Aged

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