Susceptibility to germicides for carbapenem/colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae is poorly described. We investigated the efficacy of multiple germicides against these emerging antibiotic-resistant pathogens using the disc-based quantitative carrier test method that can produce results more similar to those encountered in health care settings than a suspension test. Our study results demonstrated that germicides commonly used in health care facilities likely will be effective against carbapenem/colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae when used appropriately in health care facilities.
- Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae
- Colistin-resistant enterobacteriaceae
- Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase