KPC-3–producing serratia marcescens outbreak between acute and long-term care facilities, Florida, USA

Adriana Jimenez, Lilian M. Abbo, Octavio Martinez, Bhavarth Shukla, Kathleen Sposato, Alina Iovleva, Erin Louise Fowler, Christi Lee McElheny, Yohei Doi

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Abstract

We describe an outbreak caused by Serratia marcescens carrying blaKPC-3 that was sourced to a long-term care facility in Florida, USA. Whole-genome sequencing and plasmid profiling showed involvement of 3 clonal lineages of S. marcescens and 2 blaKPC-3-carrying plasmids. Determining the resistance mechanism is critical for timely implementation of infection control measures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2746-2750
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume26
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11-2020
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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