Multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae ST307 in traveler returning from Puerto Rico to Dominican Republic

Rita Rojas, Nenad Macesic, Gilda Tolari, Anel Guzman, Anne Catrin Uhlemann

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Abstract

We report blaKPC-2–harboring carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in an emerging sequence type 307 lineage in a traveler returning from Puerto Rico to the Dominican Republic. Phylogenetic analyses indicate regional dissemination of this highly drug-resistant clone across the Americas, underscoring the need for adequate surveillance and infection control efforts to prevent further spread.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1583-1585
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume25
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019

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