TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Dolan, S. A.; Dowell, E.; Littlehorn, C.; Glode, M. P.; Todd, J. K.; Bamberg, W.; Cichon, M. K.
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;3/25/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 11, p347
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
60259246

 

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