Prospective Validation of Cessation of Contact Precautions for Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase–Producing Escherichia coli1
Published Date:Jun 2016
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 22(6):1094-1097.
ESBL-producing E. Coli
Infection Control Measures
Prospective Validation Of Cessation Of Contact Precautions For Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase–Producing Escherichia Coli
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4880108
Description:After contact precautions were discontinued, we determined nosocomial transmission of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli by screening hospital patients who shared rooms with ESBL-producing E. coli-infected or -colonized patients. Transmission rates were 2.6% and 8.8% at an acute-care and a geriatric/rehabilitation hospital, respectively. Prolonged contact was associated with increased transmission.
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