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Outbreak of Moraxella catarrhalis in a respiratory unit.
  1. S J Richards,
  2. A P Greening,
  3. M C Enright,
  4. M G Morgan,
  5. H McKenzie
  1. Central Microbiological Laboratories, Western General Hospital, Foresterhill, Aberdeen.


    The clinical and epidemiological features of an outbreak of nosocomial Moraxella catarrhalis infection in a respiratory unit are described. Six isolates from five patients were shown to be indistinguishable by immunoblotting and restriction endonuclease analysis and different from 11 other, unrelated clinical strains.

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