Novel Subclone of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Sequence Type 11 with Enhanced Virulence and Transmissibility, China

  09 January 2020

In summary, the study identified the emergence of a high-risk subclone of CRKP-ST11, resulting in enhanced virulence and transmissibility. The newly emerging descendant obtained enhanced environmental survival and poses a substantial threat to healthcare networks, suggesting the urgent need for tailor-made surveillance and stricter infection-control measures to prevent further dissemination in nosocomial settings.

Source: CDC
Author(s): Kai Zhou, Tingting Xiao, Sophia David, Qin Wang, Yanzi Zhou, Lihua Guo, David Aanensen, Kathryn E. Holt, Nicholas R. Thomson, Hajo Grundmann, Ping Shen, and Yonghong Xiao
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