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Objective: The acquisition of carbapenemase-producing organisms in healthcare settings is a major threat and has serious implications for public health. This study aimed at determining the occurrence of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in the ward environments of a tertiary health institution in Nigeria.Results: A total of 142 bacteria were isolated from 534 formites in the hospital wards, and of the 142 isolates, 15(10.6%) were confirmed to be Klebsiella pneumoniae. The prevalencedoi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-42624/v1 fatcat:qfeasal2vza27ope7fe2i4xani