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Volume 18, Number 8—August 2012

Research

Outbreak of Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase–producing Klebsiella oxytoca Infections Associated with Contaminated Handwashing Sinks1

Christopher Lowe, Barbara Willey, Anna O’Shaughnessy, Wayne Lee, Ming Lum, Karen Pike, Cindy Larocque, Helen Dedier, Lorraine Dales, Christine Moore, Allison McGeerComments to Author , and the Mount Sinai Hospital Infection Control Team
Author affiliations: University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (C. Lowe, A. McGeer); and Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto (B. Willey, A. O’Shaughnessy, W. Lee, M. Lum, K. Pike, C. Larocque, H. Dedier, L. Dales, C. Moore, A. McGeer)

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Figure 3

Locations of environmental screening for extended-spectrum β-lactamase–producing Klebsiella oxytoca in the intensive care unit sinks. Numbers indicate room numbers. R, sink rim; B, sink basin; D, sink drain; WR, washroom; med room, medication room (pharmacy); ABG, arterial blood gas room.

Figure 3. . . Locations of environmental screening for extended-spectrum β-lactamase–producing Klebsiella oxytoca in the intensive care unit sinks. Numbers indicate room numbers. R, sink rim; B, sink basin; D, sink drain; WR, washroom; med room, medication room (pharmacy); ABG, arterial blood gas room.

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1Preliminary results of this research were presented at the 51st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, September 17, 2011, Chicago, IL, USA.

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