First report of Klebsiella quasipneumoniae harboring blaKPC-2 in Saudi Arabia

Sharif Hala, Chakkiath Paul Antony, Mohammed Alshehri, Abdulhakeem O. Althaqafi, Asim Alsaedi, Areej Mufti, Mai Kaaki, Baraa T. Alhaj-Hussein, Hosam M. Zowawi, Abdulfattah Al-Amri, Arnab Pain

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Abstract

Nosocomial infections caused by multi-drug resistant Enterobacteriaceae are a global public health threat that ought to be promptly identified, reported, and addressed accurately. Many carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae-associated genes have been identified in Saudi Arabia but not the endemic Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs), which are encoded by blaKPC-type genes. KPCs are known for their exceptional spreading potential.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAntimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 19 2019

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