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Errata: Vol. 52, No. RR-10

In the MMWR Recommendations and Reports, "Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities: Recommendations of CDC and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)," published on June 6, 2003, on page 3, an incorrect reference was listed in the first complete paragraph of the second column. The citation should read, "Garner JS, Favero MS. CDC guideline for handwashing and hospital environmental control. Infect Control 1986;7:231--43."

On page 9, in the second column, paragraph J. should read, "If epidemiologic evidence exists of ongoing transmission of fungal disease, conduct an environmental assessment to find and eliminate the source (11,13--16,27,44,49--51,60,81). Category IB."

On page 10, in Figure 1, the third bullet under the footnote should read as follows:
"• air volume differential >125 cfm supply versus exhaust."

On page 11, in Figure 2, the label "Neutral anteroom" should read "anteroom." Also, the first, second, and seventh bullets under the footnote should read as follows:
"• pressure differential of 2.5 Pa (0.01-in. water gauge) measured at the door between patient room and anteroom;
• air volume differential >125 cfm, depending on anteroom airflow direction (i.e., pressurized versus depressurized);
• anteroom airflow patterns (i.e., anteroom is pressurized in top and middle panels, and depressurized in bottom panel)."

On page 12, in Figure 3, the third bullet under the footnote should read as follows:

"• air volume differential >125 cfm exhaust versus supply."

On page 25, under VI. Special Pathogens, paragraph B should read, "Use standard cleaning and disinfection protocols to control environmental contamination with antibiotic-resistant, gram-positive cocci (e.g., methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus, or vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus [VRE]) (318,320--322). Category IB."

 

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