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

Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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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
Volume 63
Issue 8
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher American society for Microbiology
Contributing office(s) Alaska Science Center, Alaska Science Center Biology WTEB
Description e00758-19, 4 p.
Country United States
State Alaska
City Anchorage
Other Geospatial Kenai Penninsula
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