Escherichia coli (ESBL)

Precautions

See 'Additional Information'
See 'Additional Information'

General Information

Pathogen information

Fermenting Gram-negative bacillus, of the Enterobacteriaceae family

Epidemiology

ESBL strains are more prevalent in hospitals and Residential Care facilities.

Additional Information

Patients are placed on Contact Precautions for clinical infections with ESBLs but not when assessed to be colonized only.