Successful eradication of a monoclonal strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae during a K. pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae outbreak in a surgical intensive care unit in Miami, Florida

L. Silvia Munoz-Price, Carolina De La Cuesta, Stephen Adams, Mary Wyckoff, Timothy Cleary, Sandra P. McCurdy, Michael D. Huband, M. Megan Lemmon, Mary Kay Lescoe, Fadia B. Dibhajj, Mary K. Hayden, Karen Lolans, John P. Quinn

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Abstract

We describe the investigation and control of a Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae outbreak in a 20-bed surgical intensive care unit during the period from January 1, 2009 through January 1, 2010. Nine patients were either colonized or infected with a monoclonal strain of K. pneumoniae. The implementation of a bundle of interventions on July 2009 successfully controlled the further horizontal spread of this organism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1074-1077
Number of pages4
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume31
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Munoz-Price, L. S., De La Cuesta, C., Adams, S., Wyckoff, M., Cleary, T., McCurdy, S. P., Huband, M. D., Lemmon, M. M., Lescoe, M. K., Dibhajj, F. B., Hayden, M. K., Lolans, K., & Quinn, J. P. (2010). Successful eradication of a monoclonal strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae during a K. pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae outbreak in a surgical intensive care unit in Miami, Florida. Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 31(10), 1074-1077. https://doi.org/10.1086/656243