Emergence of blaKPC carbapenemase genes in Australia.

@article{Partridge2015EmergenceOB,
  title={Emergence of blaKPC carbapenemase genes in Australia.},
  author={Sally R. Partridge and Andrew N. Ginn and Agnieszka M. Wiklendt and Justin A. Ellem and Jenny Siaw Jin Wong and Paul Robert Ingram and Stephen David Guy and Sarah Garner and Jonathan R. Iredell},
  journal={International journal of antimicrobial agents},
  year={2015},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={130-6}
}
blaKPC genes encoding resistance to carbapenems are increasingly widely reported and are now endemic in parts of several countries, but only one Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate carrying blaKPC-2 had previously been reported in Australia, in 2010. Here we characterised this isolate, six additional K. pneumoniae and one Escherichia coli carrying blaKPC and… CONTINUE READING