Acute Communicable
Disease Control

 
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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
Novel Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms

Local and national surveillance has identified novel forms of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) that need to be detected and contained before they spread. Many of these organisms are difficult to treat, have been associated with international travel, and have the potential to spread rapidly.

See the Novel MDRO Reporting Flyer in the resources section for more details on how to detect and report novel MDROs. Healthcare facilities and laboratories should contact the Acute Communicable Disease Control Program immediately when any of the following organisms are detected:
  • Candida auris
  • Non-KPC-carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae
  • Carbapenemase-producing Acinetobacter baumanii
  • Carbapenemase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • mcr-producing organisms
  • Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA)
  • Pan-resistant organisms

Resources
N-MDRO Newsletter
Issue I (January 2019) - Describes findings from our N-MDRO surveillance to date along with recommendations
Novel MDRO Reporting Flyer: This flyer aims to educate healthcare facilities on what NMDROs are and how to report them to LACDPH.
CPO Wallet Card: Healthcare facilities can provide this to patients/residents that are infected/colonized with a carbapenemase-producing organism (CPO) to remind them that they made need special precautions when receiving health care at a facility or at home.
CDPH Enhanced Standard Precautions for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), 2019: This updates guidance on safely caring for skilled-nursing facility residents suspected or known to be positive for multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO).

Useful Links:
CDC Containment Strategy Responding to Emerging AR Threats
CDC Recommendations for Identification of Candida auris

See Also
Antibiotic Resistance
CPO

 

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