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Dear Editor, Acute infectious diarrhoea continues to be a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in children in low income countries. Among bacterial isolates, Shigella spp and Salmonella spp are known to contribute to the high burden of this illness in children. Recent literature survey reveals a sharp declining of prevalence of S. Typhi, while… (More)
Klebsiella pneumoniae is a nosocomial pathogen with clinical importance due to its increasing resistance to carbapenems and colistin. Here, we report the genome sequences of eight colistin-resistant K. pneumoniae strains which might help in understanding the molecular mechanism of the species. The sequence data indicate genomes of ~5.2 to 5.4 Mb, along with… (More)
Extremely drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains causing severe infections have become a serious concern across the world. Here, we report draft genome sequence of P. aeruginosa with an extremely drug-resistant profile isolated from a patient with community-acquired bloodstream infection in India.
It is not always possible to identify Shigella serogroups/serotypes by biochemical properties alone. Specific identification requires serotyping. Occasionally, isolates that resemble Shigella spp. biochemically, but are non-agglutinable with available antisera, have been observed. Several mechanisms have been reported to limit the efficiency of the… (More)
Shigella spp. are a major diarrhoeal disease pathogen worldwide and can cause considerable morbidity and mortality. Notably, limited genome data are available for serogroups/sub-serogroups of Shigella. Here we report the whole-genome shotgun sequences of 23 non-typeable Shigella from stool specimens that biochemically resembled Shigella spp. but were… (More)
Resistance to colistin is a major threat that limits therapeutic choices for treating carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae infections. Herein, we report the draft genome sequences of two colistin-resistant K. pneumoniae isolates (BA41763 and B6753). The sequence data indicate that BA41763 and B6753 contain genomes of ~5.9 and 5.7 Mb in size with… (More)
Here we report the whole-genome shotgun sequence of six methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) showing reduced susceptibility to both vancomycin and teicoplanin. The typical Indian community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) clone ST772-MRSA-V-t657 was the most common genotype (3/6; 50%), followed by ST672-MRSA-IV (2/6; 33%) and ST22-MRSA-IV (1/6; 17%).… (More)
Enteric fever is a major cause of concern in developing countries across the globe. The primary choice of antibiotics remains fluoroquinolones, followed by cephalosporins. Resistance to third-generation cephalosporins is rarely reported in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi. This study reports the whole genome sequence of an S. Typhi isolate resistant to… (More)
Antimicrobial resistance among hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae is increasingly reported. Here, we report the draft genome sequence of a hypervirulent K. pneumoniae strain isolated from a neonate with sepsis belonging to novel sequence type 2318 (ST2318).