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Intrinsically Contaminated Alcohol-Free Mouthwash Implicated in a Nosocomial Outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia Colonization and Infection

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 June 2016


Jesús Molina-Cabrillana
Affiliation:
Medicine Preventive Service, Complejo Hospitalario Materno-Insular, Las Palmas, Gran Canada, Canary Islands, Spain
Margarita Bolaños-Rivero
Affiliation:
Microbiology Service, Complejo Hospitalario Materno-Insular, Las Palmas, Gran Canada, Canary Islands, Spain
Eva E. Alvarez-León
Affiliation:
Medicine Preventive Service, Complejo Hospitalario Materno-Insular, Las Palmas, Gran Canada, Canary Islands, Spain
Antonio M. Martín Sánchez
Affiliation:
Microbiology Service, Complejo Hospitalario Materno-Insular, Las Palmas, Gran Canada, Canary Islands, Spain
Manuel Sánchez-Palacios
Affiliation:
Intensive Care Unit, Complejo Hospitalario Materno-Insular, Las Palmas, Gran Canada, Canary Islands, Spain
David Alvarez
Affiliation:
Bacteriology Service, National Center of Microbiology, Health Institute Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain
Juan A. Sáez-Nieto
Affiliation:
Bacteriology Service, National Center of Microbiology, Health Institute Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain
Corresponding

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