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Pseudo-Outbreak of Hepatitis B Virus Infection Associated With Contamination of a Semiautomatic Cap Remover

  • Bram M. W. Diederen (a1), Carlo Verhulst (a2), Annemarie van't Veen (a3), Peter H. J. van Keulen (a2) and Jan A. J. W. Kluytmans (a2)...

Abstract

A pseudo-outbreak of hepatitis B virus caused by cross-contamination from a semiautomatic cap remover for blood collection tubes is reported. The source of the outbreak was elucidated by using basic epidemiological methods. Laboratories should always be critical about their results in order to identify contamination problems.

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Laboratory of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, St. Elisabeth Hospital, PO Box 747, 5000 AS Tilburg, The Netherlands (b.diederen@elisabeth.nl)

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Pseudo-Outbreak of Hepatitis B Virus Infection Associated With Contamination of a Semiautomatic Cap Remover

  • Bram M. W. Diederen (a1), Carlo Verhulst (a2), Annemarie van't Veen (a3), Peter H. J. van Keulen (a2) and Jan A. J. W. Kluytmans (a2)...

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