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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 Jan;28(1):98-101. Epub 2006 Dec 20.

Large outbreak of infection and colonization with gram-negative pathogens carrying the metallo- beta -lactamase gene blaIMP-4 at a 320-bed tertiary hospital in Australia.

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Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Department, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Abstract

A large outbreak of infection and colonization with multiple genera of gram-negative bacilli carrying the metallo- beta -lactamase gene bla(IMP-4) occurred in a 36-bed intensive care unit at a tertiary hospital in Australia. The organisms emerged rapidly, caused severe infections, and contributed to mortality. Controlling the spread of these organisms remains a challenge for all staff involved.

PMID:
17230397
DOI:
10.1086/508841
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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