Tracking MDROs, Acinetobacter in U.S. Military Personnel

"The researchers report that 30,000-plus U.S. military personnel have been wounded in action while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, and many of these patients are at risk for serious complications. They write, 'Wound infections have been a common complication of these injuries and, as in previous wars, are often caused by Gram-negative organisms. Minimal information is available about the mechanism of antimicrobial resistance of bacterial infections in Middle Eastern countries. Working with various regional host-nation partners, the laboratories have been able to document the geographic spread of antimicrobial resistance in common organisms...'"

Infection Control Today
March, 2011

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