From October 2022 through January 2023, nine patients with NDM-5/OXA-48-carbapenemase-producing Enterobacter hormaechei ST79 were detected in Denmark and subsequently one patient in Iceland. There were no nosocomial links between patients, but they had all been treated with dicloxacillin capsules. An NDM-5/OXA-48-carbapenemase-producing E. hormaechei ST79, identical to patient isolates, was cultured from the surface of dicloxacillin capsules in Denmark, strongly implicating them as the source of the outbreak. Special attention is required to detect the outbreak strain in the microbiology laboratory.
|Journal||Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1. Mar 2023|
- Enterobacter hormaechei