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Table 2 Surveillance cultures from environmental samples and healthcare workers

From: Outbreak investigation of Serratia marcescens neurosurgical site infections associated with a contaminated shaving razors

 EnvironmentHealthcare workers
(n = 39)
Total (n = 387)
Surface of sink,
operating room
(n = 22)
Surgical instruments
(n = 296)
Tools for shaving or in the barbershop
(n = 30)
Positive culture (%)7 (31.8)10 (3.4)25 (83.3)17 (43.6)59 (15.2)
S. aureus, n (%)  2 (6.7)2 (5.1)4 (1.0)
CNS, n (%)2 (9.1)9 (3.1)6 (20.0) 17 (4.4)
Bacillus spp., n (%)5 (22.7) 1 (3.3) 6 (1.6)
Enterococcus spp., n (%)  1 (3.3) 1 (0.3)
Micrococcus spp., n (%) 1 (0.3)  1 (0.3)
Klebsiella spp., n (%)   14a(35.9)14 (3.6)
Enterobacter spp., n (%)  3 (10.0) 3 (0.7)
Raoultella spp. n (%)  3 (10.0) 3 (0.7)
Escherichia spp. n (%)   1 (2.6)1 (0.3)
Pseudomonas spp.,, n (%)  3 (10.0) 3 (0.7)
S. marcescens, n (%)  6 (20.0) 6 (1.6)
  1. CNS Coagulase negative staphylococcus, a 13 Klebsiella aerogenes and 1 Klebsiella pneumoniae