Acinetobacter species, Carbapenem-resistant

(Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Williamson, Wilson, Sumner, Cheatham, Dickson Counties)
Reportable by laboratories
Acinetobacter baumannii

Infectious agent: Acinetobacter bacteria, primarily Acinetobacter baumannii complex [with intermediate or resistance to: doripenem (MIC>1) imipenem (MIC of ≥8), or meropenem (MIC of ≥8)]

Description of illness: Acinetobacter baumannii can cause a variety of diseases, ranging from pneumonia to serious blood or wound infections, and the symptoms vary depending on the disease. Acinetobacter may also “colonize” or live in a patient without causing infection or symptoms, especially in tracheostomy sites or open wounds.