Repeated detection of carbapenemase-producing Escherichia coli in gulls inhabiting Alaska, USA

Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, USFWS
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Abstract

We report the first detection of carbapenemase-producing Escherichia coli in Alaska and in wildlife in the United States. Wild bird (gull) feces sampled at three locations in Southcentral Alaska yielded isolates that harbored plasmid-encoded blaKPC-2 or chromosomally-encoded blaOXA-48, and genes associated with antimicrobial resistance to up to eight antibiotic classes.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Repeated detection of carbapenemase-producing Escherichia coli in gulls inhabiting Alaska, USA
Series title Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
DOI 10.1128/AAC.00758-19
Edition Online First
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher American society for Microbiology
Contributing office(s) Alaska Science Center Biology WTEB, Alaska Science Center
Country United States
State Alaska
City Anchorage
Other Geospatial Kenai Penninsula