We present a large outbreak of ESBL-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal intensive care unit that resulted in 31 colonized infants, 10 invasive infections, and 5 attributable deaths over a 5- month period. Although the source of infection was unknown, overcrowding and understaffing appeared to have been aggravating factors.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases