Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 18th, 2006
According to recent research published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, "A hospital-wide increase in the number of patients with aminoglycoside-resistant Enterobacter cloacae (AREC) isolated from clinical cultures was detected in December 2002 using a classical surveillance system (CSS).
"CSS refers to a strategy based on the recognition of an increased incidence of a species with a particular antibiogram at certain wards in a limited period. Since clonal spread was suspected, hospital records were reviewed for E....
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