Mother as a vector of Salmonella enterica serotype Newport outbreak in a neonatal unit

Luz María Vilca, Rosa Bartolomé, Maria De Arquer, Inmaculada Albero, Carmen Ribes, Magda Campins-Martí

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Abstract

© 2014 Elsevier España, S.L.U. y Sociedad Española de Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica. Introduction In neonatal units, Salmonella infections have been attributed to food-borne sources and person to person transmission. Methods The outbreak described is the first reported by Salmonella enterica serotype Newport in a neonatal facility in Spain. Results The index case was an 8-day premature newborn that developed clinical sepsis with positive blood cultures. The outbreak source was the mother of the index case. Conclusions It is essential to improve infection control measures taking into account the parents, as they can be an important source of infection.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)536-538
JournalEnfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiologia Clinica
Volume33
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015

Keywords

  • Health-care associated infections
  • Neonatal unit
  • Outbreak
  • Salmonella enterica serotype Newport

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