Detection of Plasmid-Mediated KPC-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in Ottawa, Canada: Evidence of Intrahospital Transmission
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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.
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