Multidrug-resistant organisms detected in refugee patients admitted to a University Hospital, Germany June‒December 2015

  • Multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (MDR GNB) were found to colonise 60.8% (95% confidence interval: 52.3–68.9) of 143 refugee patients mainly from Syria (47), Afghanistan (29), and Somalia (14) admitted to the University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany, between June and December 2015. This percentage exceeds the prevalence of MDR GNB in resident patients four–fold. Healthcare personnel should be aware of this and the need to implement or adapt adequate infection control measures.

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Author:Claudia Reinheimer, Volkhard A. J. KempfORCiDGND, Stephan GöttigORCiDGND, Michael HogardtORCiDGND, Thomas Alexander Wichelhaus, Fiona O'Rourke, Christian BrandtORCiD
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-508201
DOI:https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.2.30110
ISSN:1560-7917
ISSN:1025-496X
Pubmed Id:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26794850
Parent Title (English):Eurosurveillance
Publisher:European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Place of publication:Stockholm
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Completion:2016
Date of first Publication:2016/01/14
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2019/07/15
Volume:21
Issue:2, pii=30110
Page Number:5
First Page:1
Last Page:5
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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
HeBIS-PPN:452212138
Institutes:Medizin / Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0