Published in Health and Medicine Week, July 18th, 2005
"We investigated an outbreak of Acinetobacter baumannii in an intensive care unit and in the surgery, medicine, neurology, and urology wards of the Kosin University Gospel Hospital in Busan, Korea.
"The outbreak involved 36 cases of infection by A. baumannii producing the OXA-23 P-lactamase over an 8-month period and was caused by a single pulsed-field gel electrophoresis clone," scientists writing in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology report.
"The epidemic isolates were characterized by a modified cloverleaf...
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