Klebsiella pneumoniae has long been a prominent cause of nosocomial infections and outbreaks have been observed in the intensive care units and in high risk groups. We present here a brief report on an outbreak of Klebsiella pneumoniae which occurred in a neonatal intensive care unit in our teaching hospital. As neonates are at highest risk for acquisition of Klebsiella pneumoniae producing extended spectrum β- lactamase, infection control policies and procedures should be strictly followed to prevent such outbreaks.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology|
|Publication status||Published - 01-07-2007|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Microbiology (medical)