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Outbreak of Extensively Drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Associated with Artificial Tears

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Outbreak of Extensively Drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa associated with Artificial Tears.

Outbreak is associated with multiple types of infections, including eye infections.

Three products have been voluntarily recalled by their manufacturer, Global Pharma (Chennai, India), in association with this outbreak.

EzriCare Artificial Tears was the only common artificial tears product identified across four healthcare facility clusters.

The infections are caused by a strain of carbapenem-resistant P. aeruginosa that produces the Verona integron-encoded metallo--lactamase (VIM) A subset of 5 isolates that underwent antimicrobial susceptibility testing for cefiderocol were susceptible to this agent.

Bacteriophage (phage) with activity against the outbreak strain have been identified.

P. aeruginosa ST1203 with blaVIM-80 and blaGES-9 is resistant to imipenem or meropenem.

Clinical laboratories that perform whole genome sequencing (WGS) and identify P. Aeruginos ST1201 with blaicinosa are encouraged to report cases to the health department’s healthcare-associated infections program contact.

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