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Successful Eradication of a Monoclonal Strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae during a K. pneumoniae Carbapenemase–Producing K. pneumoniae Outbreak in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit in Miami, Florida

L. Silvia Munoz‐Price , MD, Carolina De La Cuesta , MD, Stephen Adams , RN, Mary Wyckoff , PhD, MSN, Timothy Cleary , PhD, Sandra P. McCurdy , MS, Michael D. Huband , BS, M. Megan Lemmon , MS, MaryKay Lescoe , MS, Fadia B. Dibhajj , MS, Mary K. Hayden , MD, Karen Lolans , BS and John P. Quinn , MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 31, No. 10 (October 2010), pp. 1074-1077
DOI: 10.1086/656243
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/656243
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Successful Eradication of a Monoclonal Strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae during a K. pneumoniae Carbapenemase–Producing K. pneumoniae Outbreak in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit in Miami, Florida
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Abstract

We describe the investigation and control of a Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase–producing K. pneumoniae outbreak in a 20‐bed surgical intensive care unit during the period from January 1, 2009 through January 1, 2010. Nine patients were either colonized or infected with a monoclonal strain of K. pneumoniae. The implementation of a bundle of interventions on July 2009 successfully controlled the further horizontal spread of this organism.

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