Molecular characterization of extended-spectrum-cephalosporin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae from wild kelp gulls in South America

Apostolos Liakopoulos*, Björn Olsen, Yvon Geurts, Karin Artursson, Charlotte Berg, Dik J. Mevius, Jonas Bonnedahl

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Abstract

Extended-spectrum-cephalosporin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae are a public health concern due to limited treatment options. Here, we report on the occurrence and the molecular characteristics of extended-spectrum-cephalosporin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae recovered from wild birds (kelp gulls). Our results revealed kelp gulls as a reservoir of various extended-spectrum cephalosporinase genes associated with different genetic platforms. In addition, we report for the first time the presence of a known epidemic clone of Salmonella enterica serotype Heidelberg (JF6X01.0326/XbaI.1966) among wild birds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6924-6927
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Volume60
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016

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