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Admission Surveillance for Carbapenamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae at a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital

  • Jessica D. Lewis (a1), Matthew Bishop (a1), Brenda Heon (a2), Amy J. Mathers (a1), Kyle B. Enfield (a2) (a3) and Costi D. Sifri (a1) (a2)...

Abstract

Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) are of increasing prevalence worldwide, and long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) have been implicated in several outbreaks in the United States. This prospective study of routine screening for CPE on admission to a LTACH demonstrates a high prevalence of CPE colonization in central Virginia.

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Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Office of Hospital Epidemiology/Infection Prevention and Control, University of Virginia Health System, PO Box 800473, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0473 (csifri@virginia.edu)

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