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May 1981

A Nursery Outbreak of Serratia marcescens Infection: Evidence of a Single Source of Contamination

Am J Dis Child. 1981;135(5):413-414. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1981.02130290011005

• 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)