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The challenge of preventing and containing outbreaks of multidrug-resistant organisms and Candida auris during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic: report of a carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii outbreak and a systematic review of the literature.

Journal Paper/Review - Jan 21, 2022

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Thoma R, Seneghini M, Seiffert S, Vuichard Gysin D, Scanferla G, Haller S, Flury D, Boggian K, Kleger G, Filipovic M, Nolte O, Schlegel M, Kohler P. The challenge of preventing and containing outbreaks of multidrug-resistant organisms and Candida auris during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic: report of a carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii outbreak and a systematic review of the literature.. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2022; 11:12.
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Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2022; 11
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Jan 21, 2022
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2047-2994
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12
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Despite the adoption of strict infection prevention and control measures, many hospitals have reported outbreaks of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) during the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Following an outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) in our institution, we sought to systematically analyse characteristics of MDRO outbreaks in times of COVID-19, focussing on contributing factors and specific challenges in controlling these outbreaks.