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:

1) Update document: Epidemiological update Cholera in the Region of The Americas. PAHO / WHO. April 26, 2024. Washington, D.C. PAHO/WHO; 2024

2) Guide to Utilization of the Microbiology Laboratory for Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: 2024 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Miller JM, et al. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2024 Mar 5:ciae104. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciae104

3) Improved Blue Carba test and Carba NP test for detection and classification of major Class A and B carbapenemases, including dual producers, among Gram-negative bacilli. Maccari L, et al. J Clin Microbiol. 2024 Jun 21:e0125523

4) Comparison of available methods to evaluate cefiderocol susceptibility in Acinetobacter spp. Pasteran F, et al. J Microbiol Methods. 2024 Jun 11:106972  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