Carabapenem-resistant bacteria a looming threat in Canada

Webster, Paul Christopher
November 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/9/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 16, p1720
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the call of microbiologists to strengthen surveillance of drug-resistant bacteria Klebsiella pneumonia (KPC) in Canada. Microbiologists stress the significance of screening Canadians who have been hospitalized in the U.S., Israel, and Greece in which KPC is rampant. Statements from Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) communicable diseases and infection control director general Howard Njoo on the initiative to bolster KPC screening and surveillance are also presented.


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