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Title: Emergence of carbapenem-resistant serotype K1 hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae strains in China
Authors: Zhang, R
Lin, D
Chan, EWC
Gu, D
Chen, GX
Chen, S 
Issue Date: 2016
Source: Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 2016, v. 60, no. 1, p. 709-711
Abstract: We report the emergence of five carbapenem-resistant K1 hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae (hvKP) strains which caused fatal infections in hospital patients in Zhejiang Province, China, upon entry through surgical wounds. Genotyping results revealed the existence of three genetically related strains which exhibited a new sequence type, ST1797, and revealed that all strains harbored the magA and wcaG virulence genes and a plasmid-borne blaKPC-2 gene. These findings indicate that K1 hvKP is simultaneously hypervirulent, multidrug resistant, and transmissible.
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Journal: Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy 
ISSN: 0066-4804
EISSN: 1098-6596
DOI: 10.1128/AAC.02173-15
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