Emergence of KPC-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Trinidad and Tobago

Patrick E. Akpaka, William H. Swanston, Hyginus N. Ihemere, Adriana Correa, Julian A. Torres, Jose D. Tafur, Maria Camila Montealegre, John P. Quinn, Maria Virginia Villegas

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Abstract

In 2006, the first isolate of KPC-2-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the world was identified in Colombia. Recently, similar strains have been reported in Puerto Rico. We now report KPC-2-producing P. aeruginosa in Trinidad and Tobago. Surveillance for similar strains is warranted, considering their wide geographic spread and known association with mobile genetic elements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2670-2671
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume47
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2009

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Akpaka, P. E., Swanston, W. H., Ihemere, H. N., Correa, A., Torres, J. A., Tafur, J. D., Montealegre, M. C., Quinn, J. P., & Villegas, M. V. (2009). Emergence of KPC-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Trinidad and Tobago. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 47(8), 2670-2671. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00362-09