The epidemiology of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii: does the community represent a reservoir?

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OBJECTIVE To explore the role of the community as a potential reservoir for Acinetobacter baumannii. DESIGN Antimicrobial resistance patterns and genotypes of A. baumannii isolates from patients in two Manhattan hospitals were compared with those of A. baumannii isolates from the hands of community members. RESULTS A total of 103 isolates from two… (More)

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