Widespread transfer of resistance genes between bacterial species in an intensive care unit: implications for hospital epidemiology.

@article{Naiemi2005WidespreadTO,
  title={Widespread transfer of resistance genes between bacterial species in an intensive care unit: implications for hospital epidemiology.},
  author={Nashwan al Naiemi and Birgitta Duim and Paul H. M. Savelkoul and Lodewijk Spanjaard and Evert de Jonge and A. Bart and Christina M J E Vandenbroucke-Grauls and Menno D de Jong},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={43 9},
  pages={
          4862-4
        }
}
A transferable plasmid encoding SHV-12 extended-spectrum beta-lactamase, TEM-116, and aminoglycoside resistance was responsible for two sequential clonal outbreaks of Enterobacter cloacae and Acinetobacter baumannii bacteria. A similar plasmid was present among isolates of four different bacterial species. Recognition of plasmid transfer is crucial for control of outbreaks of multidrug-resistant nosocomial pathogens. 

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