Detection of Plasmid-Mediated KPC-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in Ottawa, Canada: Evidence of Intrahospital Transmission Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • ABSTRACT Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from three patients admitted to the Ottawa Hospital, a 1,040-bed teaching hospital, were found to contain the plasmid-borne K. pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing bla gene ( bla KPC ) . There was evidence of person-to-person transmission for two patients. Screening of 186 clinical isolates revealed no additional bla KPC -containing isolates.

authors

  • Goldfarb, David
  • Harvey, Sarah-Beth
  • Jessamine, Kelsi
  • Jessamine, Peter
  • Toye, Baldwin
  • Desjardins, Marc

publication date

  • June 2009

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