Intercontinental spread from Israel to Colombia of a KPC-3-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae strain.

@article{Lpez2011IntercontinentalSF,
  title={Intercontinental spread from Israel to Colombia of a KPC-3-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae strain.},
  author={Jaime Alberto L{\'o}pez and Ana Luc{\'i}a Correa and Shiri Navon-Venezia and Juli{\'a}n Andr{\'e}s Torres and David Felipe Brice{\~n}o and Maria Camila Montealegre and John P. Quinn and Yehuda Carmeli and Mar{\'i}a Virginia Villegas},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={52-6}
}
In 2008, an increase in the prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae was noted in a 286-bed tertiary case hospital in Colombia, where 84 patients (32 infected and 52 colonized) had positive cultures. The identified index patient came from Israel for a liver transplantation. High level carbapenem resistance was observed. Polymyxin B and… CONTINUE READING