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Investigation into the increase in Paecilomyces variotii isolates in the UK from blood culture and other sterile sites Advice for dentists on single-use of endodontic instruments for all patients to reduce the risk of secondary transmission of vCJD Investigation into the increase in Paecilomyces variotii isolates in the UK from blood culture and other sterile sites Following the identification of a possible Paecilomyces variotii contamination problem in October 2006 [1], an investigation was launched by the HPA Centre for Infections (Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance Department and Mycology Reference Laboratory [MRL]) in an attempt to identify the source of the increase in sterile site isolates. Three investigative strands are being followed: 1. a questionnaire survey to laboratories reporting cases requesting information about procedures surrounding venepuncture 2. environmental sampling of blood sampling equipment and clinical sundries, swabbing of surfaces and placement of settle plate

Year: 2014
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