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Volume 12, Number 8—August 2006

Research

VEB-1 Extended-Spectrum β-lactamase–producing Acinetobacter baumannii, France1

Thierry Naas*2Comments to Author , Bruno Coignard†2, Anne Carbonne‡, Karine Blanckaert‡, Odile Bajolet§, Claude Bernet¶, Xavier Verdeil#, Pascal Astagneau‡, Jean-Claude Desenclos†, Patrice Nordmann*, and on behalf ofthe French Nosocomial Infection Early Warning, Investigation and Surveillance Network
Author affiliations: *Hôpital de Bicêtre, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France; †Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint-Maurice, France; ‡Centre de Coordination de Lutte contre les Infections Nosocomiales Paris Nord, Paris, France; §Réseau Bactéries Multi-Résistantes Champagne-Ardennes, Centre Hospitalier et Universitaire, Reims, France; ¶Centre de Coordination de Lutte contre les Infections Nosocomiales Sud-Est, Lyon, France; #Centre de Coordination de Lutte Contre les Infections Nosocomiales Sud-Ouest et Centre Hospitalier et Universitaire, Toulouse, France

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Table 1

VEB-1–producing Acinetobacter baumannii case characteristics and period of transmission, by district, France, April 2003–May 2004 (N = 290)

District* Reporting hospitals (n) Reported cases (n)†
Reported deaths (n) Date of case diagnosis
Total I C U First Last
Nord (59) 19 124 19 60 45 24 22 Apr 2003 13 May 2004
Pas de Calais (62) 14 111 32 55 24 7 9 Mar 2003 14 May 2004
Aisne (02) 2 2 0 0 2 0 5 Nov 2003 5 Nov 2003
Ardennes (08) 2 14 6 8 0 0 15 May 2003 2 Feb 2004
Champagne (51) 1 11 2 9 0 1 13 Aug 2003 15 Mar 2004
Paris (75) 1 1 1 0 0 0 31 Jan 2004 31 Jan 2004
Val de Marne (94) 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 May 2004 3 May 2004
Yvelines (78) 1 1 0 1 0 0 8 Mar 2004 8 Mar 2004
Rhône (69) 4 8 4 4 0 0 13 Aug 2003 7 Feb 2004
Isère (38) 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 Dec 2003 2 Dec 2003
Haute Garonne (31) 1 5 1 2 2 1 16 Sep 2003 15 Apr 2004
Tarn (81) 2 2 1 1 0 0 28 Oct 2003 5 Jan 2004
Hérault (34) 2 7 5 2 0 1 21 Oct 2003 9 Apr 2004
Gard (30) 1 1 1 0 0 0 10 Apr 2004 10 Apr 2004
Alpes Maritimes (06) 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 Jan 2004 3 Jan 2004
Total 53 290 73 144 73 34 22 Apr 2003 14 May 2004

*Districts are listed from north to south and west to east; numbers are those used in Figure 2 to identify districts.
†I, infected; C, colonized; U, unknown.

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1This study was presented in part at the 2004 Annual Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance: Science • Prevention • Control, June 28–30, 2004, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

2These authors contributed equally to this work.

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