• An outbreak of Serratia marcescens infection occurred in a special neonatal unit. The epidemic involved seven newborns, one of whom died. Contaminated hand-washing brushes were implicated in the epidemic; their removal resulted in a dramatic elimination of the infection.
(Am J Dis Child 1981;135:413-414)
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