[Source: Eurosurveillance, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]

Eurosurveillance, Volume 19, Issue 14, 10 April 2014 / Rapid communications

Acquisition of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae by healthy travellers to India, France, February 2012 to March 2013

E Rupp? <SUP>1</SUP><SUP>,2</SUP><SUP>,3</SUP>, L Armand-Lef?vre<SUP>1</SUP><SUP>,2</SUP>, C Estellat<SUP>4</SUP><SUP>,5</SUP>, A El-Mniai<SUP>1</SUP>, Y Boussadia<SUP>4</SUP><SUP>,5</SUP>, P H Consigny<SUP>6</SUP>, P M Girard<SUP>7</SUP>, D Vittecoq<SUP>8</SUP>, O Bouchaud<SUP>9</SUP>, G Pialoux<SUP>10</SUP>, M Esposito-Far?se<SUP>4</SUP><SUP>,5</SUP>, B Coignard<SUP>11</SUP>, J C Lucet<SUP>2</SUP><SUP>,3</SUP><SUP>,12</SUP>, A Andremont<SUP>1</SUP><SUP>,2</SUP><SUP>,3</SUP>, S Matheron<SUP>3</SUP><SUP>,13</SUP>
<SUP>1</SUP>AP-HP, H?pital Bichat, Laboratoire de Bact?riologie, Paris, France - 2 INSERM, IAME, UMR 1137, F-75018 Paris, France - 3 Univ Paris Diderot, IAME, UMR 1137, Sorbonne Paris Cit?, Paris, France - 4 AP-HP, H?pital Bichat, D?partement d?Epid?miologie et Recherche Clinique, URC Paris-Nord, Paris, France - 5 INSERM, CIC 1425-EC, Paris, France - 6 Institut Pasteur, Centre M?dical, Centre d'Infectiologie Necker-Pasteur, Paris, France - 7 AP-HP, H?pital Saint-Antoine, Maladies Infectieuses et tropicales, Paris, France - 8 AP-HP, H?pital de Bic?tre, Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Le Kremlin-Bic?tre, France - 9 AP-HP, H?pital Avicenne, Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Bobigny, France - 10 AP-HP, H?pital Tenon, Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Paris, France - 11 Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint Maurice, France - 12 AP-HP, H?pital Bichat, Unit? d?Hygi?ne et de Lutte contre les Infections Nosocomiales, Paris, France ? 13 AP-HP, H?pital Bichat, Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Paris, France

Citation style for this article: Rupp? E, Armand-Lef?vre L, Estellat C, El-Mniai A, Boussadia Y, Consigny PH, Girard PM, Vittecoq D, Bouchaud O, Pialoux G, Esposito-Far?se M, Coignard B, Lucet JC, Andremont A, Matheron S. Acquisition of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae by healthy travellers to India, France, February 2012 to March 2013 . Euro Surveill. 2014;19(14):pii=20768. Available online: http://www.eurosurveillance.org/View...rticleId=20768
Date of submission: 19 March 2014


Healthy travellers to countries where carbapenemases-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) are endemic might be at risk for their acquisition, even without contact with the local healthcare system. Here, we report the acquisition of CPE (two OXA-181, one New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1 (NDM-1)) in three healthy travellers returning from India. The duration of CPE intestinal carriage was less than one month. The results indicate that healthy travellers recently returning from India might be considered as at risk for CPE carriage.