A metallo-beta-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae outbreak from a contaminated tea dispenser at a children's hospital in Japan

Kenta Ito, Hitoshi Honda, Makiko Yoshida, Kotaro Aoki, Yoshikazu Ishii, Shigeko Miyokawa, Yuho Horikoshi

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Abstract

An outbreak of metallo-β-lactamase (MBL) producing Klebsiella pneumoniae occurred at a children's hospital in Japan. MBL-producing K. pneumoniae was detected in tea dispenser in the hospital, the use of which was associated with the acquisition of the MBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae. The outbreak ceased after use of the tea dispenser was banned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-220
Number of pages4
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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