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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2001 Nov;22(11):723-5.

Multiresistant extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae causing an outbreak of nosocomial bloodstream infection.

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  • 1Epidemiology Surveillance Department, School of Medicine, UNAM, México City, México.


This article describes an outbreak of bloodstream infection due to clonal dissemination of multiresistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal area, during August 1999, in Mexico City General Hospital. The intestinal tract was the likely reservoir, and intensification of Contact Precaution measures contained the outbreak.

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