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Volume 16, Number 6—June 2010

Dispatch

Causes of Infection after Earthquake, China, 2008

Yue Wang, Peng Hao, Bo Lu, Hua Yu, Wenfang Huang, Hongliang Hou, and Kerong DaiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences and Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital, Chengdu, Sichuan, People’s Republic of China (Y. Wang, P. Hao, B. Lu, H. Yu, W. Huang); Ninth People’s Hospital, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China (H. Hou, K. Dai); Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai (H. Hou, K. Dai)

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Table 1

Pathogenic bacteria isolated from persons injured during earthquake, Wenchuan, China, 2008

Source Bacteria, no. (%)*
A.b. E.c. S.a. K.p. Enteric bacilli P.a. C.a. CN staph S.m. S.s. Others Total
Wound 42 (24.9) 26 (15.4) 20 (11.8) 16 (9.5) 16 (9.5) 13 (7.7) 0 0 0 0 36 (21.3) 169
Sputum 29 (24.2) 6 (5.0) 12 (10.0) 6 (5.0) 12 (10.0) 5 (4.2) 18 (15.0) 6 (5.0) 0 0 26 (21.6) 120
Blood 3 (13.6) 4 (18.2) 6 (27.3) 0 2 (9.1) 0 1 (4.5) 0 2 (9.1) 2 (9.1) 2 (9.1) 22

*A.b., Acinetobacter baumanii; E.c., Escherichia coli; S.a., Staphylococcus aureus; K.p., Klebsiella pneumoniae; P.a., Pseudomonas aeruginosa; C.a., Candida albicans; CN staph, coagulase-negative staphylococci; S.m., Serratia marcescens; S.s.,Staphylococcus saprophyticus.

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