Molecular epidemiology of an outbreak of multiresistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in a Tunisian neonatal ward.

@article{BenHamouda2003MolecularEO,
  title={Molecular epidemiology of an outbreak of multiresistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in a Tunisian neonatal ward.},
  author={Thouraya Ben-Hamouda and Thierry Foulon and Afef Ben-Cheikh-Masmoudi and Ch{\'e}dlia Fendri and Omrane Belhadj and Kamel Ben-Mahrez},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={52 Pt 5},
  pages={427-33}
}
During the first quarter of 1996, a major outbreak of clinical infection caused by multiresistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (MRKP) occurred in the neonatal ward of the 'Maternité Wassila Bourguiba' in Tunis, Tunisia. In total, 32 isolates of MRKP, comprising 23 clinical isolates and nine surveillance isolates, were recovered during this period and analysed for epidemiological relatedness. The isolates were compared with 17 other isolates of MRKP that were recovered during 1995. Macrorestriction… CONTINUE READING