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Emergence of New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM-1) and Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC-2) in South Africa

Adrian J Brink, Jennifer Coetzee, Cornelis G Clay, Sindi Sithole, Guy A Richards, Laurent Poirel, Patrice Nordmann
Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2012, 50 (2): 525-7
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This report documents emergence of New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM-1) and Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC-2) in K. pneumoniae and Enterobacter cloacae in South Africa. NDM-1 producers have not been described in South Africa, and this is the first instance that KPC producers have been identified in Africa. The two patients infected with these carbapenemase-producing bacteria demised.

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