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Cluster of Bacillus Species Bacteremia Cases in Neonates during a Hospital Construction Project

  • Judith R. Campbell (a1) (a2), Kristina Hulten (a1) and Carol J. Baker (a1) (a2) (a3)


We report an outbreak of Bacillus bacteremia among premature infants during a construction project. Our investigation revealed potential environmental sources. After replacement of air filters, cleaning of the unit, emphasis on hand hygiene, and relocation of the loading dock for linen and supply delivery, no further cases were detected.


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Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Disease, Feigin Center, 1120 Bates Avenue, Suite 1120, Houston, TX 77030 (


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