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Multi-resistant KPC-2 bacteria in Victoria – should we worry in NSW?

During a national conference in February this year, the rest of the country learnt about a serious outbreak of carbapenem resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC2 type, a form of CRE or carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae) that was detected first in 2012 and has mainly focused around one Melbourne hospital. Last week, the media told us not much more about the outbreak, including some […]