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Outbreak of NDM-1-producing Acinetobacter baumannii in France, January to May 2013

Decousser, J. W. ; Jansen, C. ; Nordmann, Patrice ; Emirian, A . ; Bonnin, R. A. ; Anais, L. ; Merle, J. C. ; Poirel, Laurent

In: Eurosurveillance, 2013, vol. 18, no. 31, p. 20547

We report the first outbreak of carbapenem-resistant NDM-1-producing Acinetobacter baumannii in Europe, in a French intensive-care unit in January to May 2013. The index patient was transferred from Algeria and led to the infection/colonisation of five additional patients. Concurrently, another imported case from Algeria was identified. The seven isolates were genetically indistinguishable,... More

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    We report the first outbreak of carbapenem-resistant NDM-1-producing Acinetobacter baumannii in Europe, in a French intensive-care unit in January to May 2013. The index patient was transferred from Algeria and led to the infection/colonisation of five additional patients. Concurrently, another imported case from Algeria was identified. The seven isolates were genetically indistinguishable, belonging to ST85. The blaNDM-1 carbapenemase gene was part of the chromosomally located composite transposon Tn125. This report underscores the growing concern about the spread of NDM-1-producing A. baumannii in Europe.