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November 18, 1974

Bacillus Species Pseudosepsis Caused by Contaminated Commercial Blood Culture Media

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Infectious Disease, Albert B. Chandler Medical Center, Department of Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington.

JAMA. 1974;230(7):1002-1004. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03240070036023

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)