Jamaicans are still talking about the recent outbreak of klebsiella and serratia bacteria at two of the island’s hospitals, which has killed 18 babies. Earlier this week, we shared a fact sheet on the bacteria. We’ve done some more diGging and found a few more cases of klebsiella in other countries around the world. See below, with links to articles and scholarly papers related to each case:
- From April 2000 to April 2001, 24 patients in intensive care units at the facility Tisch Hospital, New York, were infected or colonized by carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae.
- In 2011, Klebsiella came to one of the nation’s flagship research hospitals, the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, known as the NIH. Read more here.
- A report an outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumonia in an intensive care unit of a German medium-sized hospital that specializes in treating patients after cardiothoracic surgery in 2013.
- In Finland, occurrence of Klebsiella pneumoniae has previously been sporadic and related to travel. This paper describes the first colonized outbreak, which affected nine patients in a 137-bed primary care hospital in 2013.
- In 2007, there was a major clonal outbreak of multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae at the University Hospital of Copenhagen.
- A high-resolution genomic analysis of multidrug-resistant hospital outbreaks of Klebsiella pneumoniae in hospitals in Vietnam, Nepal and the United Kingdom.