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Euro Surveill. LATENT INTRODUCTION TO THE NETHERLANDS OF MULTIPLE ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE INCLUDING NDM-1 AFTER HOSPITALISATION IN EGYPT, AUGUST 2013

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  • Euro Surveill. LATENT INTRODUCTION TO THE NETHERLANDS OF MULTIPLE ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE INCLUDING NDM-1 AFTER HOSPITALISATION IN EGYPT, AUGUST 2013

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    Eurosurveillance, Volume 18, Issue 42, 17 October 2013

    Rapid communications

    LATENT INTRODUCTION TO THE NETHERLANDS OF MULTIPLE ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE INCLUDING NDM-1 AFTER HOSPITALISATION IN EGYPT, AUGUST 2013

    E Bathoorn 1, A W Friedrich 1, K Zhou 1, J P Arends 1, D M Borst 1, H Grundmann 1, J W Rossen 1

    1 Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

    Citation style for this article: Bathoorn E, Friedrich AW, Zhou K, Arends JP, Borst DM, Grundmann H, Rossen JW. Latent introduction to the Netherlands of multiple antibiotic resistance including NDM-1 after hospitalisation in Egypt, August 2013. Euro Surveill. 2013;18(42):pii=20610. Available online: http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=20610

    Date of submission: 11 October 2013
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    We describe the introduction of various multi-drug resistant bacterial strains, including an NDM-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae, through a traveller returning from Egypt, where they had been admitted to a private hospital. All family members of the patient were colonised with one or more extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing strains. These findings emphasise the importance of adherence to isolation precautions for returning patients and suggest the need for inclusion of Enterobacteriaceae in admission screening.


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