Serratia marcescens outbreak in a COVID-19 intensive care unit – Are there any factors specific to COVID-19 units that facilitate bacterial cross-contamination between COVID-19 patients?

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Abstract

COVID-19 dedicated units were created early in the pandemic. Despite their need, factors specific to these units can possibly increase the risk of bacterial cross-contamination between COVID-19 patients. We report a Serratia marcescens outbreak in a COVID-19 intensive care unit, later discussing factors specific to COVID-19 units that may facilitate bacterial cross-contamination in such units, and raising awareness for such an issue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223 - 225
JournalAmerican Journal Of Infection Control
Volume50
Issue number2
Early online date2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022

Keywords

  • Critical care
  • Cross-contamination
  • Infection control

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