What Was the Source of Infection in a Pseudo-Outbreak Among Urology Patients?

What Was the Source of Infection in a Pseudo-Outbreak Among Urology Patients?

PREVENTING INFECTION

Three cystoscopes and a ureteroscope all cultured negative, so what led to a cluster of suspected Burkholderia cepacia complex infections? A key process break was the culprit.

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