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Antimicrob Agents Chemother. Outbreak of NDM-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal unit in Colombia, South America

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  • Antimicrob Agents Chemother. Outbreak of NDM-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal unit in Colombia, South America

    [Source: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, full text: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]
    Outbreak of NDM-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal unit in Colombia, South America


    Javier Antonio Escobar P?rez 1,#, Narda Mar?a Olarte Escobar 2, Betsy Castro-Cardozo 1, Ismael Alberto Valderrama M?rquez 2, Martha Isabel Garz?n Aguilar 2, Leslie Martinez de la Barrera 2, Esther Rocio Barrero Barreto 2, Ricaurte Alejandro Marquez-Ortiz 1, Maria Victoria Moncada Guayaz?n 1 and Natasha Vanegas G?mez 1,3

    Author Affiliations: <SUP>1</SUP>Bacterial Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Universidad El Bosque, Bogot?, Colombia <SUP>2</SUP>Hospital El Tunal E.S.E, Bogot? Colombia <SUP>3</SUP>The i3 institute, Faculty of Science University of Technology, Sydney, Australia



    ABSTRACT

    Six multiresistant NDM-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae were recovered from an outbreak that affected six neonatal patients in a Colombian hospital. Molecular analysis showed that all of the isolates harbored the bla<SUB>NDM-1</SUB>, qnrA and intI1 genes and were clonally related. Multilocus sequence typing showed that the isolates belonged to a new sequence type (ST1043) that was different from the STs that have previously been reported. This is the first report of NDM-1-producing isolates in South America.



    FOOTNOTES

    #Corresponding author: Javier Antonio Escobar P?rez, Direcci?n: Carrera 7B bis N?132-11 Edificio rector?a 2do piso., Tel?fono: 57 (1) 6331368, Fax: 57 (1) 6252030, Correo electr?nico: labgenmolecular@unbosque.edu.co, javiesco21@yahoo.com

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