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Near-patient environmental contamination of an intensive care unit with Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) and Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase–Producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) before and after the introduction of chlorhexidine bathing for patients

  • Hélène McDermott (a1), Mairead Skally (a2), James O’Rourke (a3), Hilary Humphreys (a1) (a2) and Deirdre Fitzgerald-Hughes (a1)...


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Author for correspondence: Dr Deirdre Fitzgerald-Hughes, Department of Clinical Microbiology, RCSI Education and Research Centre, Smurfit Building, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland. E-mail:


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