VIM carbapenemase-producing Escherichia coli in a residential care home in The Netherlands

ConclusionTo successfully control the outbreak a customized bundled approach was necessary. Current guidelines should be adapted to be suitable for all types of residential care homes and to effectively combat the spread of multi resistant pathogens.
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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Source: Acta Virologica - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Acta Virol Source Type: research
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Source: BMC Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
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Source: Analytica Chimica Acta - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Anal Chim Acta Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Microbiological Methods - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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