Twenty-four patients contracted systemic infections with Acinetobacter calcoaceticus during a four-month period. Unheated room humidifiers at the patients' bedsides were implicated as the source of infection in six. The out-break was terminated with the removal of the humidifiers.
(JAMA 237:795-797, 1977)
Smith PW, Massanari RM. Room Humidifiers as the Source of Acinetobacter Infections. JAMA. 1977;237(8):795–797. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270350055024
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