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Table 1 Potential neonatal pathogens isolated from swabs of surfaces and equipment

From: NeoCLEAN: a multimodal strategy to enhance environmental cleaning in a resource-limited neonatal unit

  Overalla (P1, P2, P3) P1 (baseline) P2 (early intervention) P3 (late intervention)
Proportion of swabs with growth of potential neonatal pathogens 55/300 (18.3%) 22 (22%) 19 (19%) 14 (14%)
Total pathogens isolatedb 78 32 28 18
Enterococcus species 11 2 6 3
Serratia species 10 2 6 2
Acinetobacter species 6 3 1 2
Klebsiella species 7 1 4 2
S. aureus 7 3 3 1
Other potential bacterial pathogensc 37 21 8 8
  1. aDuring the 3 study phases (P1, P2, P3) 55/300 swabs (18.3%) yielded growth of 75 potential neonatal pathogens
  2. bSome swabs isolated more than one potential neonatal pathogen
  3. cOther potential bacterial pathogens isolated were: Pseudomonas spp (n = 6), Aeromonas spp (n = 5), Enterobacter spp (n = 4), Pantoea spp (n = 3), Pasteurella spp (n = 3), Sphingomonas spp (n = 2), E.coli (n = 2), Group B Streptococcus (n = 2), E. meningosepticum (n = 2), U. urealyticum, S. pneumoniae, G. morbillorum, B. cepaciae, S. maltophilia, S. sonnei, Ewingella spp and Nocardia spp (n = 1 each)
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