Wherein we ponder vexing issues in infection prevention and control, inside and outside the hospital.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
KPCs in LA
In the previous post, we learned from Eli that MRSA is going away. But there's no rest for hospital epidemiologists. The LA Times reports today that in the last 6-months of 2010 there were more than 350 cases of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae infections reported from healthcare facilities in LA County. The epicenter appears to be long-term care facilities. Given the lack of treatment options for these pathogens, this is a very disturbing development.