Figure 1.

Number of pathogens of potential clinical relevance detected by clinical culture versus numbers detected on healthcare worker hands, personal protective equipment and environmental surfaces by traditional clinical microbiology (TCM) and PCR/Electron spray ionization-time-of-flight-mass spectrometry (PCR/ESI-TOF-MS) in the burn unit and orthopedic ward. “Aerobic gram-negative rods:” Clinical culture: 1 Achromobacter xylosoxidans, 1 Aeromonas sobria, 4 Citrobacter koseri, 4 Morganella morganii, 5 Providencia rettgeri, 2 Serratia marcescens, 8 Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. PCR/ESI-TOF-MS: 1 Actinobacillus sp., 1 Azoarcus sp., 4 Bordetella avium, 1 Bordetella bronchiseptica, 1 Bordetella parapertussis, 2 Bordetella petri, 2 Burkholderia cenocepacia, 4 Burkholderia thailandensis, 1 Campylobacter sp., 1 Caulobacter sp., 1 Leptothrix cholodnii, 1 Nitrosomonas europaea, 2 Novosphingobium aromaticivorans, 1 Raoultella ornithinolytica, 3 S. marcescens, 1. S. flexneri, 1 Sphingomonas sp., 1 Vibrio rumoiensis, 1 Vibrio vulnificus, 1 Xanthomonas oryza.

Yun et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:252   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-252
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