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Research Article

Molecular Epidemiology of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa Hospital Outbreak Driven by a Contaminated Disinfectant-Soap Dispenser

  • Simone Lanini mail,

    simone.lanini@inmi.it

    Affiliation: National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Lazzaro Spallanzani”, I.R.C.C.S., Rome, Italy

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  • Silvia D'Arezzo,

    Affiliation: National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Lazzaro Spallanzani”, I.R.C.C.S., Rome, Italy

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  • Vincenzo Puro,

    Affiliation: National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Lazzaro Spallanzani”, I.R.C.C.S., Rome, Italy

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  • Lorena Martini,

    Affiliation: National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Lazzaro Spallanzani”, I.R.C.C.S., Rome, Italy

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  • Francesco Imperi,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University “Roma Tre”, Rome, Italy

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  • Pierluca Piselli,

    Affiliation: National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Lazzaro Spallanzani”, I.R.C.C.S., Rome, Italy

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  • Marco Montanaro,

    Affiliation: UOC Ematologia Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale di Viterbo, Viterbo, Italy

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  • Simonetta Paoletti,

    Affiliation: UOC Ematologia Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale di Viterbo, Viterbo, Italy

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  • Paolo Visca,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University “Roma Tre”, Rome, Italy

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  • Giuseppe Ippolito

    Affiliation: National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Lazzaro Spallanzani”, I.R.C.C.S., Rome, Italy

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  • Published: February 16, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017064

About the Authors

Simone Lanini, Silvia D'Arezzo, Vincenzo Puro, Lorena Martini, Pierluca Piselli, Giuseppe Ippolito
National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Lazzaro Spallanzani”, I.R.C.C.S., Rome, Italy
Francesco Imperi, Paolo Visca
Department of Biology, University “Roma Tre”, Rome, Italy
Marco Montanaro, Simonetta Paoletti
UOC Ematologia Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale di Viterbo, Viterbo, Italy

Corresponding Author

Email: simone.lanini@inmi.it

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SL VP GI. Performed the experiments: PV SDA FI. Analyzed the data: SL PP VP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MM SP. Wrote the manuscript: SL VP PV. Led the epi-team: GI. Provided retrospective data: MM SP. Conducted audit: LM SL. Followed up patients: MM SP.