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Colistin Use Linked to Outbreak of Rare Hospital Infection

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Colistin Use Linked to Outbreak of Rare Hospital Infection
Colistin Use Linked to Outbreak of Rare Hospital Infection
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Ramon Guevara
Ramon Guevara

REFERENCE: Abstract K-1942, 47th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), Chicago, 2007
RAMON GUEVARA, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
A report on a hospital outbreak involving a rare pathogen, which was presented at ICAAC, may have an important message for the whole field of infection control. Elizabethkingia Meningoseptica was found in a Los Angles hospital outbreak in 2006 and its emergence was linked to the use of colistin. So was this antibiotic selecting for the pathogen? Derek Thorne spoke with Ramon Guevara of Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

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