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Neisseria gonorrhoeae Strain with Reduced Susceptibilities to Extended-Spectrum Cephalosporins

Emerging Infectious Diseases JULY 2014 V.20 N.7

Duylinh Nguyen, Severin Gose, Lina Castro, Kathleen Chung, Kyle Bernstein, Micheal Samuel, Heidi Bauer, and Mark Pandori

Author affiliations: San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, California, USA (D. Nguyen, S. Gose, L. Castro, K. Chung, K. Bernstein, M. Pandori); California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California, USA (M. Samuel, H. Bauer)

The spread of Neisseria gonorrhoeae strains with reduced susceptibility to extended-spectrum cephalosporins is an increasing public health threat.

Using Etest and multiantigen sequence typing, we detected sequence type 1407, which is associated with reduced susceptibilities to extended-spectrum cephalosporins, in 4 major populated regions in California, USA, in 2012.

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October 31, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Carbapenemase-producing Bacteria in Patients Hospitalized Abroad, France

Emerging Infectious Diseases JULY 2014 V.20 N.7

Letter

To the Editor: The emergence and rapid worldwide dissemination of carbapenemase-producing bacteria (CPB), especially carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE), have prompted public health authorities to reconsider prevention strategies to control the spread of these organisms (1–5).

In France, national guidelines recommend systematic screening for commensal CPE and glycopeptide-resistant enterococci (GRE) in all patients admitted to hospitals who have been hospitalized in other countries during the preceding 12 months (6,7) (repatriated patients), independently of whether transfer was direct from hospital to hospital (DT) or not (NDT)…..

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http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/20/7/pdfs/13-1638.pdf

October 31, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Carbapenemase-producing Organism in Food, 2014

Emerging Infectious Diseases JULY 2014 V.20 N.7

Letter

To the Editor: Carbapenem antimicrobial drugs are the line of defense against multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacterial infections. The global emergence of carbapenemase-producing organisms is a public health emergency because these enzymes confer resistance to nearly all β-lactam drugs and are often associated with multidrug or pandrug resistance (1)….

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October 31, 2015 at 5:02 pm


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