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Am J Infect Control. 2013 Jun;41(6):562-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.07.008. Epub 2012 Nov 18.

Early identification and control of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae, originating from contaminated endoscopic equipment.

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Department of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, USA. Sallietee@pol.net

Abstract

Klebsiella producing carbapenemase is an emerging pathogen. We report transmission of this organism by contaminated endoscopic instruments. Quick identification of source, staff education, contact precautions, and emphasis on hand and environmental hygiene led to case control and prevention of outbreak.

PMID:
23171594
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajic.2012.07.008
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