Nelson E, Kayega J, Seni J, Mushi MF, Kidenya BR, Hokororo A, Zuechner A, Kihunrwa A, Mshana SE. Evaluation of existence and transmission of extended spectrum beta lactamase producing bacteria from post-delivery women to neonates at Bugando Medical Center, Mwanza-Tanzania. BMC research notes. 2014 May 3;7(7). 279 p. PMID: 24886506 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4014626
Extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing bacteria (ESBL) are common causes of neonatal sepsis worldwide. Neonatal sepsis due to ESBL is associated with increased morbidity and mortality at Bugando Medical Centre (BMC). Due to limited information on the sources of these ESBL strains at BMC, this study was conducted to evaluate the existence, magnitude and transmission of ESBL from post-delivery women to neonates at BMC, Mwanza-Tanzania.