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We report nosocomial transmission of multi-resistant serotype 15A Streptococcus pneumoniae (MRSP) that resulted in two lower respiratory tract infections in a centre for chronic pulmonary diseases. This outbreak highlights the potential for transmission of MRSP among vulnerable patients when laboratory turnaround time is long and patient compliance with transmission-based precautions is low.

Original publication

DOI

10.1186/s13756-018-0457-3

Type

Journal

Antimicrobial resistance and infection control

Publication Date

01/2018

Volume

7

Addresses

1Department of Medical Microbiology & Radboudumc Center for Infectious Diseases, Radboud University Medical Center, Geert Grooteplein Zuid 10, 6525 GA Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Keywords

Humans, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Pneumococcal Infections, Cross Infection, Respiratory Tract Infections, Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive, Patient Isolation, Serotyping, Disease Outbreaks, Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial, Netherlands