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Control of an Outbreak of Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in Australia after Introduction of Environmental Cleaning with a Commercial Oxidizing Disinfectant

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Michelle Doidge
Affiliation:
Department of Infectious Diseases, Brisbane, Australia
Anthony M. Allworth
Affiliation:
Department of Infectious Diseases, Brisbane, Australia
Marion Woods
Affiliation:
Department of Infectious Diseases, Brisbane, Australia
Penelope Marshall
Affiliation:
Department of Infectious Diseases, Brisbane, Australia
Michael Terry
Affiliation:
Department of Infectious Diseases, Brisbane, Australia
Kathryn O'Brien
Affiliation:
Department of Infectious Diseases, Brisbane, Australia
Hwee Mian Goh
Affiliation:
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, and the School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Narelle George
Affiliation:
Central Microbiology Laboratory, Pathology Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Graeme R. Nimmo
Affiliation:
Central Microbiology Laboratory, Pathology Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Mark A. Schembri
Affiliation:
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, and the School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Jeffrey Lipman
Affiliation:
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Brisbane, Australia
David L. Paterson*
Affiliation:
Department of Infectious Diseases, Brisbane, Australia Central Microbiology Laboratory, Pathology Queensland, Brisbane, Australia Centre for Healthcare-Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Brisbane, Australia University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, Brisbane, Australia
*
8th Fl, UQCCR Bldg, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane 4029, Australia (david.antibiotics@gmail.com)

Abstract

In the midst of an outbreak, carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii was grown from samples of multiple environmental sites in an intensive care unit. A commercial oxidizing disinfectant (potassium peroxomonosulphate 50%, sodium alkyl benzene sulphonate 15%, and sulphamic acid 5%) was introduced throughout the intensive care unit, and its use coincided with cessation of the outbreak.

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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2010

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