TITLE

Carabapenem-resistant bacteria a looming threat in Canada

AUTHOR(S)
Webster, Paul Christopher
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/9/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 16, p1720
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
55151985

 

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