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CASE REPORT
Two Laboratory-Acquired Cases of Infection with Escherichia coli O157: H7 during Student Training
1)Department of Infectious Diseases, Yokohama Municipal Citizens' Hospital, 2)Department of Internal Medicine, Japan Self Defense Forces Hospital Yokosuka, 3)Microbiology Laboratory, Yokohama Municipal Citizens' Hospital, 4)Department of Microbiology Laboratory, Yokohama City Health Research Institute
Kenji SAWAKI1), Hiroaki SASAKI1)2), Hiroshi HORIUCHI1), Nobuyuki MIYATA1), Kasumi FUJISHIRO3), Yoko KOSUGE3), Izumi KITAO3), Yuko MATSUMOTO4), Yukihiro YOSHIMURA1) & Natsuo TACHIKAWA1)
(Received March 20, 2019)
(Accepted May 30, 2019)
Key words: laboratory-acquired infection, enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC), infection control
Abstract

Although biosafety in laboratories is very important, the risk of laboratory-acquired infection is usually undervalued. We report herein on two cases of laboratory-acquired infection caused by enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) during student training in our hospital. We have to recognize laboratories are at risk of infection and reconsider the infection control rule.

[ Kansenshogaku Zasshi 93: 655-658, 2019 ]

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