Multidrug-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae ST307 in Traveler Returning from Puerto Rico to Dominican Republic.

Multidrug-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae ST307 in Traveler Returning from Puerto Rico to Dominican Republic.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Aug;25(8):1583-1585

Authors: Rojas R, Macesic N, Tolari G, Guzman A, Uhlemann AC

Abstract
We report blaKPC-2-harboring carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in an emerging sequence type 307 lineage in a traveler returning from Puerto Rico to the Dominican Republic. Phylogenetic analyses indicate regional dissemination of this highly drug-resistant clone across the Americas, underscoring the need for adequate surveillance and infection control efforts to prevent further spread.

PMID: 31310203 [PubMed - in process]