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The washing machine as a reservoir for transmission of extended spectrum beta-lactamase (CTX-M-15)-producing Klebsiella oxytoca ST201 in newborns

Submitted by lsekela on October 1, 2019 - 07:54 AM

This study describes an outbreak with a single strain of a multidrug-resistant bacterium (Klebsiella oxytoca ST201) in a  German neonatal intensive care unit, that was ended when the washing machine was removed. 

Content Source:

Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Content Author:

Ricarda M. Schmithausen, Esther Sib, Martin Exner, Sylvia Hack