Table 2.

Survival times of outbreak strains of A. baumannii suspended in distilled water and kept at 31% RH and at a room temperature of 22 ± 3°C

Strain no.Site of isolationOutbreakaMean survival time (days) ± SDb
St-284BloodG-III22 ± 4.42
St-14733BloodG-III31 ± 0.71
St-1650BloodG-X25 ± 1.14
St-1954BloodG-X27 ± 0.71
St-2312BloodG-VIII27 ± 1.14
St-8195CatheterG-VIII21 ± 3.53
St-11681BloodG-VIII21 ± 1.14
St-7961BloodG-VIII23 ± 4.42
St-14970CatheterG-V28 ± 4.42
St-15598CatheterG-V26 ± 2.12
St-16706BloodG-IV26 ± 1.14
St-20820BloodG-IV30 ± 2.82
St-21359CatheterG-IV32 ± 1.14
St-17093BloodG-VI27 ± 2.12
V-7459Tracheal aspirateG-VI26 ± 0.71
St-17108 IBloodG-VI26 ± 1.14
St-17108 IIBloodG-VI25 ± 2.12
U-1901UrineG-I24 ± 0.71
W-5420Tracheal aspirateG-I30 ± 5.56
U-10247UrineG-II24 ± 4.42
U-11177UrineG-II33 ± 1.41
U-11432UrineG-II30 ± 0.71
  • a Outbreak designations are as shown in reference 26.

  • b Overall mean, 26.54 days; range, 21 to 33 days.