Elisenda Miró

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We evaluated the presence of various β-lactamase genes within the bacteriophages in sewage. Results showed the occurrence of phage particles carrying sequences of bla OXA-2 , bla PSE-1 or bla PSE-4 and bla PSE-type genes. Phages may contribute to the spread of some β-lac-tamase genes. B acteriophages provide one of the most efficient vehicles for moving DNA(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the prevalence of plasmid-mediated AmpC (pAmpC) and carbapenemases in Enterobacteriaceae collected from 35 hospitals in Spain and to establish their epidemiological relationships. We conducted a prospective multi-centre study on pAmpC- or carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae isolates from clinical(More)
LETTERS land. Furthermore, Ct. felis often feeds on humans. Clinicians encountering patients with fever or rash (or both) and a history of cat contact or flea bites should consider a diagnosis of R. felis. Laboratory confirmation of infection is not easy, but in vitro culture of R. felis, and hence material for a sero-logic assay for the diagnosis of human(More)
led to the detection of Salmonella enterica and extended-spectrum cephalosporin-resistant Escherichia coli (ESCREC). Stool cultures were performed for 22 symptomatic campers, three asymptomatic food handlers, and 10 healthy household members. Of the 22 campers, 19 had Salmonella enterica, 9 had an ESCREC strain carrying an extended-spectrum β-lactamase, and(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate the epidemiology and clinical features of bloodstream infections due to Escherichia coli producing AmpC β-lactamases (AmpC-Ec-BSI). In a multi-centre case–control study, all third-generation-cephalosporin-resistant Escherichia coli BSI (3GC-Ec-BSI) isolates were analysed. Acquired bla AmpC (bla ac-AmpC) detection was(More)
Bacillus toyonensis strain BCT-7112T (NCIMB 14858T) has been widely used as an additive in animal nutrition for more than 30 years without reports of adverse toxigenic effects. However, this strain is resistant to chloramphenicol and tetracycline and it is generally considered inadvisable to introduce into the food chain resistance determinants capable of(More)
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