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Infection control in UK neonatal units: the greater impact in surgical units
  1. S Francis1,
  2. H Khan1,
  3. M Sharland2,
  4. N L Kennea1
  1. 1Neonatal Unit, St. George's Hospital, London, UK
  2. 2Paediatric Infectious Diseases Unit, St. George's Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nigel Kennea, Neonatal Unit, St. George's Hospital, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0QT, UK; nigel.kennea{at}

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Infection remains a major challenge in the care of sick newborn infants and its prevention through stringent hygiene measures is a cornerstone of good neonatal care. There are, however, few research data exploring the impact of infection control issues in the neonatal population. We conducted a national survey of neonatal units in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to evaluate the impact of infection control issues. All units …

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