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Multiresistant Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae Causing an Outbreak of Nosocomial Bloodstream Infection

  • Artemio Gonzalez-Vertiz (a1), Dolores Alcantar-Curiel (a2), Marcela Cuauhtli (a1), Carlos Daza (a2), Catalina Gayosso (a2), Graciela Solache (a1), Cruz Horta (a3), Francisco Mejia (a3), Jose I. Santos (a2) and Celia Alpuche-Aranda (a2)...


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


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Experimental Medicine Department, National University of Mexico-Mexico City General Hospital, Dr Balmis 148, 06726 México D.F


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