Nov 3, 2006

Pseudo-outbreak of hepatitis B virus infection associated with contamination of a semiautomatic cap remover

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology : the Official Journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America
Bram M W DiederenJan A J W Kluytmans


A pseudo-outbreak of hepatitis B virus caused by cross-contamination from a semiautomatic cap remover for blood collection tubes is reported. The source of the outbreak was elucidated by using basic epidemiological methods. Laboratories should always be critical about their results in order to identify contamination problems.

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Tumor Virus Infections
Collection of Blood Specimen for Laboratory Procedure
Pseudo brand of pseudoephedrine
Dane Particle
Disease Outbreaks
Hepatitis B Virus
Hepatitis B Surface Antigens
Amelogenesis Imperfecta, Hypoplastic/Hypomaturation, X-LINKED 1

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