How Is Klebsiella Pneumoniae Spread?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 1:32:43 AM ET

Klebsiella pneumoniae is spread through exposure to the Klebsiella bacteria from an infected person, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Exposure typically occurs by way of person-to-person contact or environmental contamination in health care settings. The bacterium doesn't spread through the air but is transmittable through medical devices, such as ventilators and IV catheters.