Outbreak of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae associated with contaminated water dispenser and sink drain in cardiology units in a Korean hospital

ConclusionsThe water dispenser and sink drain were suspected as possible reservoirs of CPE in this outbreak. Close contacts with contaminated water such as tooth brushing were identified as risk factors of CPE acquisition. The education for the adequate use of water environment system as well as the control of hospital water environment should be implemented to prevent the CPE outbreaks.
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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The US Centers for Disease Control and the US Food and Drug Administration have declared that the recent nationwide E. Coli outbreak, which contaminated romaine lettuce, ended as of Wednesday. Authorities traced the outbreak back to the Salinas Valley growing region in California. The FDA has lifted a consumer advisory to avoid romaine lettuce from Salinas “as the growing season for this region is over and there is no longer a need for consumers to avoid it.” Health officials had previously advised consumers, retailers and restaurants to throw out any romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas, Calif. region. People...
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