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Containment of a Country-wide Outbreak of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in Israeli Hospitals via a Nationally Implemented Intervention

Containment of a Country-wide Outbreak of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in Israeli... During 2006, Israeli hospitals faced a clonal outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, threatening the entire hospital system. A centrally-coordinated nationwide intervention, including isolation of hospitalized carriers, dedicated staffing, and professional oversight, succeeded in containing the spread, after local measures failed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Clinical Infectious Diseases Oxford University Press

Containment of a Country-wide Outbreak of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in Israeli Hospitals via a Nationally Implemented Intervention

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Oxford University Press
Copyright
The Author 2011. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.
ISSN
1058-4838
eISSN
1537-6591
DOI
10.1093/cid/cir025
pmid
21317398
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Abstract

During 2006, Israeli hospitals faced a clonal outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, threatening the entire hospital system. A centrally-coordinated nationwide intervention, including isolation of hospitalized carriers, dedicated staffing, and professional oversight, succeeded in containing the spread, after local measures failed.

Journal

Clinical Infectious DiseasesOxford University Press

Published: Apr 1, 2011

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