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Volume 19, Number 5—May 2013

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Contaminated Ventilator Air Flow Sensor Linked to Bacillus cereus Colonization of Newborns

George TurabelidzeComments to Author , Jay E. Gee, Alex R. Hoffmaster, Farrin Manian, Cindy Butler, David Byrd, Stephanie Schildknecht, Lina Chavez Hauser, Mary Duncan, Rhonda Ferrett, Dana Evans, and Crystal Talley
Author affiliations: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Jefferson City, Missouri, USA (G. Turabelidze, C. Butler, D. Byrd, S. Schildknecht, L. Chavez Hauser, C. Talley); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (J.E. Gee, A.R. Hoffmaster; Mercy Hospital, St Louis, Missouri (F. Manian, M. Duncan, R. Ferrett, D. Evans)

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Alleles and sequence types determined for B. cereus isolates associated with contaminated ventilator air flow sensor linked to colonization of newborns

Isolate origin Alleles
Sequence type*
glpF gmk ilvD pta pur pycA tpi
Patient 1 13 29 9 Null 9 12 31 ND
Patient 1 13 8 9 Null 9 12 31 ND
Patient 2 13 29 9 14 9 12 31 94
Patient 3 13 8 9 14 9 12 31 73
Patient 4 13 29 9 14 9 12 31 94
Patient 5 13 29 9 Null 9 12 31 ND
Patient 6 13 8 9 Null 9 12 31 ND
Patient 7 13 29 9 Null 9 12 31 ND
Airflow sensor
13
8
9
14
9
12
31
73
*ND, not determined.

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