Contamination of Alcohol Prep Pads with Bacillus cereus Group and Bacillus Species -- Colorado, 2010

Dolan, S. A.; Dowell, E.; Littlehorn, C.; Glode, M. P.; Todd, J. K.; Bamberg, W.; Cichon, M. K.
March 2011
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;3/25/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 11, p347
The article reveals cases of infections from Bacillus (B) cereus bacterium group and Bacillus Species. An October 2010 case reveals that a child admitted at The Children's Hospital in Aurora Colorado had leukemia and clinical sepsis while a November 2010 case shows a baby with congenital heart disease experienced clinically septic both of which occurred after being implanted with surgical treatments that use alcohol prep pads (APPs). Findings from those cases show that B cereus group and B species are protected from alcohol and cause major diseases.


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