Carbapenems are considered last-resort antibiotics in health care. Increasing reports of carbapenemase-producing bacteria in food-producing animals and in the environment indicate the importance of this phenomenon in public health. Surveillance for carbapenemase genes and carbapenemase-producing bacteria in Dutch food-producing animals, environmental freshwater, and imported ornamental fish revealed several chromosome-based blaOXA-48-like variants in Shewanella spp., including two new alleles, blaOXA-514 and blaOXA-515. Carbapenemase genes were not associated with mobile genetic elements or Enterobacteriaceae.
Ceccarelli, D., van Essen-Zandbergen, A., Veldman, K. T., Tafro, N., Haenen, O. L. M., & Mevius, D. J. (2016). Chromosome-Based bla oxa-48-Like Variants in Shewanella Species Isolates from Food-Producing Animals, Fish, and the Aquatic Environment. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 61(2), [e01013-16]. https://doi.org/10.1128/AAC.01013-16