outbreaks of infectious diseases in stem cell transplant units: a silent cause of death for patients and transplant programmes.following the closure of the national blood and bone marrow transplant unit in dublin, because of an outbreak of vancomycin-resistant enterococcal infection, a survey was carried out by the ebmt to investigate the occurrence of outbreaks of infection in sct units and the impact on patient morbidity, mortality and the administration of the transplant programme over a 10-year period from 1991 to 2001. a total of 13 centres reported 23 outbreaks of infection involving 231 patients: 10 bacterial, ei ...200414743201
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