• Rapid spread and control of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria in covid-19 patient care units

      Patel, A.; Emerick, M.; Cabunoc, M.K.; Williams, M.H.; Preas, M.A.; Schrank, G.; Rabinowitz, R.; Luethy, P.; Johnson, J.K.; Leekha, S. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2021-04)
      We describe rapid spread of multidrug-resistant gramnegative bacteria among patients in dedicated coronavirus disease care units in a hospital in Maryland, USA, during May-June 2020. Critical illness, high antibiotic use, double occupancy of single rooms, and modified infection prevention practices were key contributing factors. Surveillance culturing aided in outbreak recognition and control. Copyright 2021 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All rights reserved.