First isolation and outbreak of OXA-48-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in an Irish hospital, March to June 2011.
AuthorsO'Brien, D J
FitzGerald, S F
Fenelon, L E
AffiliationDepartment of Microbiology, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland., email@example.com
MeSHAnti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use
Cross Infection/drug therapy/epidemiology
Intensive Care Units
Klebsiella Infections/drug therapy/epidemiology/microbiology
Klebsiella pneumoniae/*enzymology/*isolation & purification
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Polymerase Chain Reaction
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CitationEuro Surveill. 2011 Jul 21;16(29). pii: 19921.
JournalEuro surveillance : bulletin europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European , communicable disease bulletin
AbstractFive OXA-48-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae were detected in a tertiary referral hospital in Ireland between March and June 2011. They were found in the clinical isolates of five cases that were inpatients on general surgical wards. None of the cases had received healthcare at a facility outside of Ireland in the previous 12 months. This is the first report of OXA-48-producing K. pneumoniae in Ireland.