Injured Soldiers Bring Home Rare Infection

Researchers at both Walter Reed and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta initially thought the infections were caused by soil contamination of combat wounds -- A. baumannii exists in the environment and was found to be prevalent among injured Vietnam War veterans. Dr. Scott's study of 148 infected patients revealed that the cases are likely hospital-acquired and point to the need for improved institutional hygiene practices in military treatment facilities.

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Soldiers Bring Home Rare Infection

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