Is airborne transmission of Acinetobacter baumannii possible: A prospective molecular epidemiologic study in a tertiary care hospital


YAKUPOĞULLARI Y., OTLU B., ERSOY Y., KUZUCU Ç., BAYINDIR Y., Kayabas U., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL, vol.44, no.12, pp.1595-1599, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.05.022
  • Journal Name: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1595-1599
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Background: Understanding the dynamics of aerial spread of Acinetobacter may provide useful information for production of effective control measurements. We investigated genetic relationships between air and clinical isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii in an intensive care unit (ICU) setting.