The Impact of a Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Outbreak on Facilitating Development of a National Infrastructure for Infection Control in Israel

Mitchell J. Schwaber, Yehuda Carmeli*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In 2006 the Israeli healthcare system faced an unprecedented outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, primarily involving KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae clonal complex CC258. This public health crisis exposed major gaps in infection control. In response, Israel established a national infection control infrastructure. The steps taken to build this infrastructure and benefits realized from its creation are described here.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2144-2149
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume65
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Israel
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae
  • infection control
  • outbreak

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