An outbreak of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal intensive care unit

Pranita D. Tamma, Patrice Savard, Tibor Pal, Agnes Sonnevend, Trish M. Perl, Aaron M. Milstone

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Abstract

We present a large outbreak of ESBL-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal intensive care unit that resulted in 31 colonized infants, 10 invasive infections, and 5 attributable deaths over a 5- month period. Although the source of infection was unknown, overcrowding and understaffing appeared to have been aggravating factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)631-634
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2012

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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