Emergence of four cases of KPC-2 and KPC-3-carrying Klebsiella pneumoniae introduced to Switzerland, 2009-10

Babouee, B; Widmer, A F; Dubuis, O; Ciardo, D; Droz, S; Betsch, B Y; Garzoni, C; Führer, U; Battegay, M; Frei, R; Goldenberger, D (2011). Emergence of four cases of KPC-2 and KPC-3-carrying Klebsiella pneumoniae introduced to Switzerland, 2009-10. Euro surveillance, 16(11) Saint-Maurice: Institut de Veille Sanitaire

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We report four epidemiologically unrelated cases of KPC-carrying Klebsiella pneumoniae identified in Switzerland between May 2009 and November 2010. Three cases were transferred from Italy (two KPC-3, one KPC-2) and one from Greece (KPC-2). Resistance to colistin and doxycycline emerged in one KPC-3-carrying K. pneumoniae strain during therapy. These results demonstrate ongoing dissemination of KPC throughout Europe. Rapid and reliable identification of KPC and implementation of control measures is essential to limit spread.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Infectiology

UniBE Contributor:

Droz, Sara Christine; Betsch, Belinda Yasmin; Garzoni, Christian and Führer, Urs

ISSN:

1025-496X

Publisher:

Institut de Veille Sanitaire

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:24

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:08

PubMed ID:

21435328

Web of Science ID:

000288618800004

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/8296 (FactScience: 213813)

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