Chromosome-Based bla oxa-48-Like Variants in Shewanella Species Isolates from Food-Producing Animals, Fish, and the Aquatic Environment

Daniela Ceccarelli, A. van Essen-Zandbergen, K.T. Veldman, N. Tafro, O.L.M. Haenen, D.J. Mevius

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere01013-16
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2016


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