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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Oct;31(10):1074-7. doi: 10.1086/656243.

Successful eradication of a monoclonal strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae during a K. pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae outbreak in a surgical intensive care unit in Miami, Florida.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Miami, and Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, USA.


We describe the investigation and control of a Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae outbreak in a 20-bed surgical intensive care unit during the period from January 1, 2009 through January 1, 2010. Nine patients were either colonized or infected with a monoclonal strain of K. pneumoniae. The implementation of a bundle of interventions on July 2009 successfully controlled the further horizontal spread of this organism.

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