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Volume 7, Number 2—April 2001
4th Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial and Healthcare-Associated Infections

State of the Art

Building Communication Networks: International Network for the Study and Prevention of Emerging Antimicrobial Resistance (INSPEAR)

Hervé M. Richet*Comments to Author , Jasmine Mohammed*, L. Clifford McDonald†, William R. Jarvis*, and INSPEAR
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †National Health Research Institute, Taipei, Taiwan

Main Article

Table 2

Early warning system: local and regional sentinel events

Microorganism Resistance
Staphylococcus aureus Methicillin, intermediate susceptibility to glycopeptides
Enterococcus spp. Vancomycin
Enterobacteriaceae Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-mediated resistance, carbapenems, fluoroquinolones
Acinetobacter baumannii Carbapenem
Any bacteria All antimicrobials available at the regional and local settings

Main Article

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