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Guidance on Frequency and Location of Environmental Sampling for Acinetobacter baumannii

  • Alyssa N. Sbarra (a1), Anthony D. Harris (a2), J. Kristie Johnson (a2) (a3), Laurence S. Madger (a2), Lyndsay M. O’Hara (a2), Sarah S. Jackson (a2) and Kerri A. Thom (a2)...


We assessed various locations and frequency of environmental sampling to maximize information and maintain efficiency when sampling for Acinetobacter baumannii. Although sampling sites in closer proximity to the patient were more likely positive, to fully capture environmental contamination, we found value in sampling all sites and across multiple days.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;39:339–342


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Address correspondence to Kerri A. Thom, MD, MS, 655 W. Baltimore Street, Bressler M-021, Baltimore, MD 21201 (


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