Successful containment and infection control of a Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae outbreak in an Italian hospital.
New Microbiol. 2014 Jan;37(1):87-90.
Gaibani P1, Colombo R, Arghittu M, Cariani L, Ambretti S, Bua G, Lombardo D, Landini MP, Torresani E, Sambri V.
1Operative Unit of Clinical Microbiology, Regional Reference Centre for Microbiological Emergencies (CRREM), St.Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, Italy.
We describe an outbreak of a carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae sequence type 258 (ST258) clone in an Italian hospital during two months in 2010. The rapid detection and management of the eleven patients colonized and infected with KPC-producing K.pneumoniae curbed the spread of this multidrug-resistant organism.