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Fecal carriage of multi-drug resistant and extended spectrum beta-lactamases producing E. coli in household pigeons, Bangladesh
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Medicine.
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2014 (English)In: Veterinary Microbiology, ISSN 0378-1135, E-ISSN 1873-2542, Vol. 168, no 1, 221-224 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Antibiotic resistance and ESBL constitute a risk to human and animal health. Birds residing close to humans could mirror the spectrum of human associated antibiotic resistance. Household pigeons were screened in Bangladesh to shed light on human associated, as well as, environmental antibiotic resistance. Escherichia coil from pigeons (n = 150) were tested against 11 antibiotics. 89% E. coil isolates were resistant to one or more critically important human antibiotics like ampicillin, cefadroxil, mecillinam, ciprofloxacin, gentamicin and tigecycline. No carbapenamase-producers were detected and the lower ESBL prevalence (5%) in pigeons. ESBL-producing E. coil isolates had bla(CTX-M_15) genes. Pigeons shared some bacterial clones and had bird associated sequence types like E. coil ST1408. Fecal carriage of bacteria resistance of critically important human antibiotics, together with examples of shared genotypes among pigeons, indicate the human-birds and bird to bird transmissions are important in the epidemiology of antibiotic resistance.

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2014. Vol. 168, no 1, 221-224 p.
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E. coli, ESBL, bla(CTX-M-15), Antibiotic resistance, Pigeon
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-219974DOI: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2013.09.033ISI: 000330420000029OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-219974DiVA: diva2:704517
Available from: 2014-03-12 Created: 2014-03-09 Last updated: 2014-03-12Bibliographically approved

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