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A Pseudo-Outbreak of Respiratory Infection With Acinetobacter Species

  • Olajumoke Sule, Hugo A. Ludlam, Colin W. Walker, Derek F.J. Brown and Mary E. Kaufmann...

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We describe an apparent outbreak of respiratory infection with Acinetobacter species involving 14 patients over 8 days. Epidemiological investigation revealed two consecutive pseudo-outbreaks of infection caused by two consecutive, unrelated laboratory errors in the processing of sputum, nasopharyngeal, and endotracheal aspirates.

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Clinical Microbiology and Public Health Laboratory, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QW, England

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