Wild coastline birds as reservoirs of broad-spectrum-β-lactamase- producing Enterobacteriaceae in Miami Beach, Florida

Laurent Poirel, Anaïs Potron, Carolina De La Cuesta, Timothy Cleary, Patrice Nordmann, L. Silvia Munoz-Price

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Abstract

A high rate of broad-spectrum-β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli isolates was identified from seagull and pelican feces collected in the Miami Beach, Florida, area. The most commonly identified resistance determinants were CMY-2 and CTX-M-15. Those wild birds might be therefore considered vehicles for wide dissemination of multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2756-2758
Number of pages3
JournalAntimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
Volume56
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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