Extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing bacteria causing clinical infections are often also multidrug-resistant (MDR; resistance to ≥3 antimicrobial drug classes), therefore treatment options may be limited. High carriage rates of these potentially zoonotic bacteria have been found in livestock and companion animals. Therefore, people working in veterinary hospitals may be a high-risk population for carriage. This is the firrst study to determine the prevalence and longitudinal carriage of antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) and ESBL-producing faecal Escherichia coli in veterinary hospital staff and students.

Volledige artikel gepubliseerd in Vetrinary Record Open, Januari 2019, klik hier

Auteurs: Alexandra Royden,1 Emma Ormandy,1 Gina Pinchbeck,1 Ben Pascoe,2,3Matthew D Hitchings,4 Samuel K Sheppard,2,3 Nicola J Williams1

1. Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
2. Department of Biology and Biochemistry, The Milner Centre for Evolution, University of Bath, Bath, UK
3. MRC CLIMB Consortium, University of Bath, Bath, UK
4. Swansea University Medical School, University of Swansea, Swansea, UK

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