Nosocomial malaria and saline flush

Sanjay K. Jain, Deborah Persaud, Trish M. Perl, Margaret A. Pass, Kathleen M. Murphy, John M. Pisciotta, Peter F. Scholl, James F. Casella, David J. Sullivan

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An investigation of malaria in a US patient without recent travel established Plasmodium falciparum molecular genotype identity in 2 patients who shared a hospital room. P. falciparum can be transmitted in a hospital environment from patient to patient by blood inoculum if standard precautions are breached.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1097-1099
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Jain, S. K., Persaud, D., Perl, T. M., Pass, M. A., Murphy, K. M., Pisciotta, J. M., ... Sullivan, D. J. (2005). Nosocomial malaria and saline flush. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 11(7), 1097-1099.