Laboratory Approach to an Outbreak of Nosocomial Infection: Systems and Techniques for Investigation

  • John E. McGowanJr.


Dealing effectively with an outbreak of nosocomial infection requires confirmation of the identity of the outbreak, complete case-finding, comparison of current attack rates with usual baseline, characterization of epidemiologic features, development and implementation of control measures, and continuing surveillance to determine if control measures were successful in ending the episode.


Nosocomial Infection Toxic Shock Syndrome Scarlet Fever Outbreak Investigation Plasmid Profile 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John E. McGowanJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Emory University School of Medicine and Grady Memorial HospitalAtlantaUSA

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