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Nosocomial Pseudo-outbreak of Fusarium verticillioides Associated With Sterile Plastic Containers

  • Annalisa Grigis (a1), Claudio Farina (a1), Françoise Symoens (a2), Nicole Nolard (a2) and Antonio Goglio (a1)...


Twenty-six patients were implicated in a nosocomial pseudo-outbreak of Fusarium verticillioides. Examination of clinical records and handling procedures revealed a fungal contamination of supposedly sterile containers used for biological materials. An accurate system of monitoring permitted us to determine the origin of the infection and the means of its spread.


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Microbiology and Virology Institute, Azienda Ospedaliera ‘Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo, ’ largo Barozzi 1-24128 Bergamo, Italy


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