Preventing Lethal Hospital Outbreaks of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
ABSTRACT The threat of infections due to multidrug-resistant organisms is increasing, and multidrug-resistant gram-negative rods are the most menacing such organisms. Reliable adherence to basic practices is the key to interrupting transmission in our hospitals.
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ABSTRACT: We report the full genome sequence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) subtype 6n from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Phylogenetic analysis of the isolate 10MYKJ032 suggests that Southeast Asia might be the origin for the HCV subtype 6n and highlights the possible spread of this lineage from Southeast Asia to other regions.Genome Announcements 01/2013; 1(1). DOI:10.1128/genomeA.00168-12
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ABSTRACT: We report the sequences of two Klebsiella pneumoniae clinical isolates, strains JHCK1 and VA360, from a newborn with meningitis in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and from a tertiary care medical center in Cleveland, OH, respectively. Both isolates contain one chromosome and at least five plasmids; isolate VA360 contains the Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) gene.Genome Announcements 02/2013; 1(2). DOI:10.1128/genomeA.00168-13
Article: Controlling hospital MRSA[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Recent evidence from publications describing the success of interventions to control hospital meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), often in the endemic setting, is reviewed. Overall, there is cautious ground for optimism that MRSA can be controlled in a cost-effective manner by employing a bundle approach, the mainstay of which is widespread admission screening to inform patient-specific control measures.03/2013; 1(1):43–45. DOI:10.1016/j.jgar.2013.01.006