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Lessons from recent nosocomial epidemics


This review describes important examples of recent nosocomial infection epidemics. Current trends suggest that emerging problems in nosocomial infections include increased nosocomial epidemics in out-of-hospital settings, contamination of medical devices and products, and antimicrobial resistance. Increased attention should be focused on outbreak investigations in these areas.

Richards CL, Jarvis WR

Curr. Opin. Infect. Dis. 1999 Aug;12(4):327-34

PMID: 17035794