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Outbreak of Enterobacter cloacae Related to Understaffing, Overcrowding, and Poor Hygiene Practices

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Tim Eckmanns
Affiliation:
Free University Berlin Berlin, Germany
Andrea Rath
Affiliation:
Free University Berlin Berlin, Germany
Henning Rüden
Affiliation:
Free University Berlin Berlin, Germany
Petra Gastmeier
Affiliation:
Free University Berlin Berlin, Germany
Franz Daschner
Affiliation:
University Hospital of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2000

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1. Harbarth, S, Sudre, P, Dharan, S, Cadenas, M, Pittet, D. Outbreak of Enterobacter cloacae related to understaffing, overcrowding, and poor hygiene practices. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 1999;20:598603.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
2. Haley, R, Bregman, D. The role of under-staffing and overcrowding in recurrent outbreaks of staphylococcal infections in a neonatal special-care-unit. J Infect Dis 1982;145:875885.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
3. Heseltine, P. Too many or too few hands? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 1999;20:595597.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
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