TABLE 1.

Sources of the ESBL-producing K. pneumoniae epidemic clone for the 51 ICU patients during the 2005 outbreak

SourceNo. (%) of patients
Intestinal colonization only7 (13.7)
Isolation from clinical samples44 (86.3)
    Respiratory tract30 (68.2)
    Urinary tract7 (15.9)
    Wound infection11 (25.0)
    Vascular catheter8 (18.2)
    Blood4 (9.1)
    Others4 (9.1)
    ≥2 sources15 (34.1)