Published in Blood Weekly, November 4th, 2004
"Outbreaks of Acinetobacter baumannii demonstrating multiple antibiotic resistance, including meropenem resistance, have been described as severe therapeutic problems. We describe a monoclonal outbreak of infection and colonization with multidrug-resistant A. baumannii over a two-month period. Resistance to meropenem was mediated by expression of a metallo-beta-lactamase enzyme," investigators in Germany report.
"Four of 14 patients showed clinical signs of infection and two died. Contamination of the environment, water or instruments was...
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