Following Jan 1, 1974, an increased number of positive blood cultures was noted for Bacillus species. Epidemiologic investigation implicated at least two lots of commercially prepared blood culture bottles as the cause of the isolates.
(JAMA 230:1002-1004, 1974)
Noble RC, Reeves SA. Bacillus Species Pseudosepsis Caused by Contaminated Commercial Blood Culture Media. JAMA. 1974;230(7):1002–1004. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03240070036023
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