Acute Communicable
Disease Control

 
Contact Information
County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Acute Communicable Disease Control
313 N. Figueroa Street, #212
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 240-7941
Fax: (213) 482-4856
Email:acdc2@ph.lacounty.gov

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Acute Communicable Disease Control
Carbapenemase-Producing Organisms (CPO)

CPOs are types of bacteria that produce a genetically-encoded antibiotic resistance mechanism called a carbapenemase. Carbapenemases allow bacteria to become resistant to carbapenems and other β-lactam antibiotics. The genes that encode carbapenemases are typically found on mobile gene elements called plasmids, which means they can be easily transferred between different types of bacteria. Thus, people who are infected or colonized with a CPO need a high level of adherence to infection control to prevent the spread of CPOs.

CDC Travel Alert: Carbapenem-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections Following Invasive Medical Procedures in Tijuana, Mexico (1-14-19)  

CPO Patient Education

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CPO Wallet Card: healthcare facilities can provide this to patients/residents that are infected/colonized with a CPO in order to remind them that they may need special precautions when receiving health care at a facility or at home.

PDF: English

Useful Links

Global Spread of Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CDC)

Tracking CP-Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in the US (CDC)

Tracking CP-Carbapenem-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the US (CDC)


See Also
Antimicrobial Resistance
Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

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