Zoonotic transmission of mcr-1 colistin resistance gene from small-scale poultry farms, Vietnam

Nguyen Vinh Trung*, Sébastien Matamoros, Juan J. Carrique-Mas, Nguyen Huu Nghia, Nguyen Thi Nhung, Tran Thi Bich Chieu, Ho Huynh Mai, Willemien van Rooijen, James Campbell, Jaap A. Wagenaar, Anita Hardon, Nguyen Thi Nhu Mai, Thai Quoc Hieu, Guy Thwaites, Menno D. de Jong, Constance Schultsz, Ngo Thi Hoa

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Abstract

We investigated the consequences of colistin use in backyard chicken farms in Vietnam by examining the prevalence of mcr-1 in fecal samples from chickens and humans. Detection of mcr-1-carrying bacteria in chicken samples was associated with colistin use and detection in human samples with exposure to mcr-1-positive chickens.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-532
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Trung, N. V., Matamoros, S., Carrique-Mas, J. J., Nghia, N. H., Nhung, N. T., Chieu, T. T. B., ... Hoa, N. T. (2017). Zoonotic transmission of mcr-1 colistin resistance gene from small-scale poultry farms, Vietnam. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23(3), 529-532. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2303.161553