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What caused the outbreak of ESBL-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal intensive care unit, Germany 2009 to 2012? Reconstructing transmission with epidemiological analysis and whole-genome sequencing

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  • Sebastian Haller Postgraduate Training for Applied Epidemiology, Berlin, Germany, affiliated to the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden Division of Healthcare-Associated Infections, Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance and Consumption, Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Christoph Eller Division of Nosocomial Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistances, Department for Infectious Diseases, Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode, Germany Department of Laboratory Medicine, University Hospital Halle, Halle, Germany PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Julia Hermes Division of Healthcare-Associated Infections, Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance and Consumption, Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Martin Kaase Department of Medical Microbiology, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Matthias Steglich Division of Nosocomial Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistances, Department for Infectious Diseases, Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode, Germany PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Aleksandar Radonić Centre for Biological Threats and Special Pathogens, Highly Pathogenic Viruses, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Piotr Wojtek Dabrowski Central Administration Department, Information Technology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Andreas Nitsche Centre for Biological Threats and Special Pathogens, Highly Pathogenic Viruses, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Yvonne Pfeifer Division of Nosocomial Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistances, Department for Infectious Diseases, Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode, Germany PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Guido Werner Division of Nosocomial Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistances, Department for Infectious Diseases, Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode, Germany PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Werner Wunderle Department of Public Health, Gesundheitsamt Bremen (Local Public Health Service), Bremen, Germany PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Edward Velasco Division of Healthcare-Associated Infections, Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance and Consumption, Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Muna Abu Sin Division of Healthcare-Associated Infections, Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance and Consumption, Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Tim Eckmanns Division of Healthcare-Associated Infections, Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance and Consumption, Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Ulrich Nübel Division of Nosocomial Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistances, Department for Infectious Diseases, Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode, Germany DZIF Group on Microbial Genome Research, Leibniz Institute DSMZ (Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen), Braunschweig, Germany PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sebastian Haller; HallerS{at}rki.de
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Haller S, Eller C, Hermes J, et al
What caused the outbreak of ESBL-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal intensive care unit, Germany 2009 to 2012? Reconstructing transmission with epidemiological analysis and whole-genome sequencing

Publication history

  • Received December 7, 2014
  • Revised February 25, 2015
  • Accepted February 27, 2015
  • First published May 11, 2015.
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April 22, 2019

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