Report details an outbreak investigation of 3 cases of bacterial infection among hemodialysis patients


#IVTEAM #Intravenous literature: OYong, K., Marquez, P., Terashita, D., English, L., Rivas, H., Deak, E. and Mascola, L. (2014) Outbreak of Bloodstream Infections Associated with Multiuse Dialyzers Containing O-Rings. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 35(1), p.89-91.


This report details an outbreak investigation conducted by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health of 3 cases of bacterial infection among patients receiving hemodialysis who were treated at the same dialysis center in 2011. Improper disinfection of reusable dialyzers was hypothesized as the source of transmission.

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