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Volume 14, Number 6—June 2008

Dispatch

Nosocomial Outbreaks Caused by Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. mesenteroides

Germán Bou*Comments to Author , Jesús Luis Saleta*, Juan Antonio Sáez Nieto†, Mar Tomás*, Silvia Valdezate†, Dolores Sousa*, Francisco Lueiro*, Rosa Villanueva*, Maria Jose Pereira*, and Pedro Llinares*
Author affiliations: *Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Juan Canalejo, La Coruña, Spain; †Centro Nacional de Microbiología, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain;

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Figure 1

Epidemic curve of distribution of Leuconostoc-infected patients throughout the period of study. Two different outbreak periods were detected, July 2003 through October 2004 (42 patients) and August through November 2006 (6 patients). The first outbreak period was caused by a single epidemic strain and the second one was caused by 3 different strains.

Figure 1. Epidemic curve of distribution of Leuconostoc-infected patients throughout the period of study. Two different outbreak periods were detected, July 2003 through October 2004 (42 patients) and August through November 2006 (6 patients). The first outbreak period was caused by a single epidemic strain and the second one was caused by 3 different strains.

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