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Contamination of a water bottle warmer in neonatal Intensive care unit and Klebsiella Pneumoniae ESBL + outbreak: cases series

Gianfranco Maffei*, L Taurino, G Villani, M Rinaldi, A Cella, R Piemontese, P Oliverio, P Liberatore, M Mancini, G D’Angelo, A Fracchiolla, R Lamparelli, R Di Tullio, P Zaza, R De Nittis and G Villone

Published: 22 November, 2022 | Volume 6 - Issue 1 | Pages: 032-034

Infections caused by extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs)-producing bacteria in particular Klebsiella Pneumoniae (KPE+), are on a constant rise and are a noted cause of outbreaks in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). In the NICU of Policlinico di Foggia, an outbreak of infections in 2018 brought to the start of a serial check of presence and favorable conditions associated with KPE+ diffusion. The outbreak was controlled by improving basic hygiene measures such as hand washing, the use of disposable gloves and gowns, and removing a potential environmental contamination source such as the water bottle warmer.

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Klebsiella Pneumoniae ESBL +; Colonization; Newborn; Water warmer bottle


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