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June 3, 2021

Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae Infections in ICU COVID-19 Patients—A Scoping Review

A literature review including 10 studies found evidence of hospital-based infection caused by the bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae that was resistant to the carbapenem class of antibiotics among ICU patients with COVID-19 in 6 countries, ranging in prevalence from 0.35% to 53%. The majority of infected patients were male (85%), with a mean age of 61…

May 4, 2021

Varicella-Zoster Virus Reactivation after SARS-Cov2 BNT162b2 MRNA Vaccination: Report of Five Cases

A series of 5 cases of herpes zoster reactivation were observed among a healthcare worker cohort in Spain that received at least the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (n=3,707) over a period of four weeks. Three patients presented with herpes zoster after the first dose, while two presented after the second dose. All patients…