Multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli in Bovine animals, Europe

Evan Brennan, Marta Martins, Matthew P. McCusker, Juan Wang, Bruno Martins Alves, Daniel Hurley, Farid El Garch, Frédérique Woehrlé, Christine Miossec, Leisha McGrath, Shabarinath Srikumar, Patrick Wall, Séamus Fanning*

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Of 150 Escherichia coli strains we cultured from specimens taken from cattle in Europe, 3 had elevated MICs against colistin. We assessed all 3 strains for the presence of the plasmid-mediated mcr-1 gene and identified 1 isolate as mcr-1–positive and co-resistant to β-lactam, florfenicol, and fluoroquinolone antimicrobial compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1650-1652
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 01 Sept 2016
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Financial support for this study was kindly provided by V?toquinol SA as part of the University College Dublin Foundation Newman Scholarship Program that funded M.M.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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