- •We observed 5 inpatients with carbapenemase-producing Enterobacter cloacae complex.
- •Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns for 2 patient isolates were identical.
- •These 2 patients were in the same intensive care unit room 13 days apart.
- •Whole genome sequencing showed that these 2 isolates were closely related.
- •All isolates matched the clonal lineage of the main circulating strain in the region.
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Funding/support: Funding provided in part by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Emerging Infections Program Cooperative Agreement 5U50CK000204-05, and the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity Cooperative Agreement 5 NU50CK000371-03-00.
Conflicts of interest: None to report.