About The Study: Acinetobacter baumannii, carbapenem-resistant A baumannii, and Candida auris were common among patients receiving mechanical ventilation in both acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities in Maryland. Both pathogens were significantly more common in long-term care facilities than in acute care hospitals. Patients receiving mechanical ventilation in long-term care facilities are a high-risk population for emerging pathogens, and surveillance and prevention efforts should be targeted to these facilities.
Authors: Anthony D. Harris, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, is the corresponding author.
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