Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Drug resistant Klebsiella a growing problem for the Chicago area
The challenge for Chicago hospitals and nursing homes now is to contain the spread of KPC bacteria. Early identification of patients who may be carriers is key, as well as better communication between different facilities when a patient colonized with KPC bacteria is transferred from one to another.
Links to relevant articles:
IDSA article on KPC cases in metropolitan areas
Chicago Tribune article on KPC cases in the Chicago area