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Use of whole-genome sequencing to detect an outbreak of Malassezia pachydermatis infection and colonization in a neonatal intensive care unit—California, 2015–2016

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  06 May 2020

Nancy A. Chow
Affiliation:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
Raymond Chinn*
Affiliation:
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns, San Diego, California
Alice Pong
Affiliation:
Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, California
Kerry Schultz
Affiliation:
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns, San Diego, California
Janice Kim
Affiliation:
California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California
Lalitha Gade
Affiliation:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
Brendan R. Jackson
Affiliation:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
Karlyn D. Beer
Affiliation:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
Anastasia P. Litvintseva
Affiliation:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
*
Author for correspondence: Raymond Chinn, E-mail: raymond.chinn@sharp.com

Abstract

Whole-genome sequencing confirmed the presence of a Malassezia pachydermatis outbreak among neonates in a neonatal intensive care unit. This technology supports the importance of adhering to infection prevention measures.

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Footnotes

PREVIOUS PRESENTATION: The data reported here were published as an abstract in Open Forum Infectious Diseases 2017;4:S176–S177.

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