Caribbean External Quality Assurance Program in Bacteriology and Antimicrobial Resistance (PCC-CAR)


Dear Colleagues of the «Caribbean External Quality Assurance Program in Bacteriology and Antimicrobial Resistance»(PCC-CAR):

In the present newsletter we are sending you:

1)        Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization. Epidemiological Update: Outbreaks associated with medical and health tourism. 7 July 2023, Washington, D.C.: PAHO/WHO; 2023

2)         Emergence of Hyper-Epidemic Clones of Enterobacterales Clinical Isolates Co-Producing KPC and Metallo-Beta-Lactamases during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Faccone D, et al. Pathogens 2023, 12, 479. pathogens12030479

3)         Effectiveness of third-generation cephalosporins or piperacillin compared with cefepime or carbapenems for severe infections caused by wild-type AmpC ?-lactamase-producing Enterobacterales: A multi-centre retrospective propensity-weighted study. Maillard A, et al. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents 62 (2023) 106809;

In addition, we are sending you the link to the Protocols for the detection of resistance genes by PCR published on the site of the Servicio Antimicriobianos- INEI- ANLIS Malbrán, in case you find it useful. Best regards and we will keep in touch!

Alejandra Corso and  Paula Gagetti.

Servicio Antimicrobianos

Regional Reference Laboratory on Antimicrobial Resistance (RRL)

Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas

ANLIS «Dr. Carlos G. Malbrán».

Secretaria de Salud y Desarrollo Social

Av. Velez Sarsfield 563 (1281)

Buenos Aires, Argentina

+54 11 43032812