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Indistinguishable ndm-producing escherichia coli isolated from recreational waters, sewage, and a clinical specimen in ireland, 2016 to 2017

Mahon, Bláthnaid M
Brehony, Carina
McGrath, Elaine
Killeen, James
Cormican, Martin
Hickey, Paul
Keane, Shane
Hanahoe, Belinda
Dolan, Ann
Morris, Dearbháile
Citation
Mahon, Bláthnaid M; Brehony, Carina; McGrath, Elaine; Killeen, James; Cormican, Martin; Hickey, Paul; Keane, Shane; Hanahoe, Belinda; Dolan, Ann; Morris, Dearbháile (2017). Indistinguishable ndm-producing escherichia coli isolated from recreational waters, sewage, and a clinical specimen in ireland, 2016 to 2017. Eurosurveillance 22 (15), 2-6
Abstract
In this study, New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM)-producing Enterobacteriaceae were identified in Irish recreational waters and sewage. Indistinguishable NDM-producing Escherichia coli by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis were isolated from sewage, a fresh water stream and a human source. NDM-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated from sewage and sea-water in the same area were closely related to each other and to a human isolate. This raises concerns regarding the potential for sewage discharges to contribute to the spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae.
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Publisher
European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC)
Publisher DOI
10.2807/1560-7917.es.2017.22.15.30513
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Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland