Control of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae: A region-wide intervention

C. Gagliotti, V. Cappelli, E. Carretto, M. Marchi, A. Pan, P. Ragni, M. Sarti, R. Suzzi, G. A. Tura, M. L. Moro, G. Alfano, A. Amadori, S. Ambretti, P. Antonioli, M. Arlotti, S. Artioli, M. Barbieri, L. Barbolini, S. Barison, C. BedostiR. Bergamini, L. Bertozzi, S. Bianchi, A. Brambilla, E. Callea, A. Caminati, P. Capra, C. Carillo, S. Carli, E. Carretto, G. Castellani, L. Cavazzuti, P. Ceccarelli, P. Cugini, E. Di Ruscio, D. D’Erasmo, S. Dodi, M. Farina, P. Farruggia, F. Filippini, G. Finzi, A. Firretti, P. Fusaroli, A. Garlotti, S. Giordani, G. Govoni, S. Lavezzi, S. Liverani, A. L. Liverani, M. Lombardi, M. Lorenzani, A. Malacarne, M. C. Manzalini, P. Marchegiano, M. Marchi, E. Mazzini, S. Mezzadri, M. Minghetti, M. T. Montella, O. A. Nicastro, S. Nola, T. Nulletti, M. Parenti, I. Pasquali, S. Pelagatti, C. Pozzetti, E. Prati, P. Ragni, M. Rompianesi, A. Rossi, M. Rovigatti, M. Sarti, M. Sisti, S. Storchi Incerti, P. Tassoni, S. Testoni, F. Torcasio, F. Trapani, C. Tucci, F. Tumietto, G. A. Tura, C. Valentini, C. Vandelli, E. Vecchi, P. Vitali, A. Zanni, M. Zanzi, L. Zarabini, A. Zeneli, M. Zoli

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Abstract

Starting in 2010, there was a sharp increase in infections caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae resistant to carbapenems in the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. A region-wide intervention to control the spread of carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae (CPKP) in Emilia-Romagna was carried out, based on a regional guideline issued in July 2011. The infection control measures recommended to the Health Trusts (HTs) were: phenotypic confirmation of carbapenemase production, active surveillance of asymptomatic carriers and contact isolation precautions for carriers. A specific surveillance system was activated and the implementation of control measures in HTs was followed up. A significant linear increase of incident CPKP cases over time (p

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuro surveillance : bulletin européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin
Volume19
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - Oct 30 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Virology

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