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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

  Environment Healthcare 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