Extraintestinal Pathogenic and Antimicrobial-Resistant Escherichia coli Contamination of 56 Public Restrooms in the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area

@article{Mohamed2015ExtraintestinalPA,
  title={Extraintestinal Pathogenic and Antimicrobial-Resistant Escherichia coli Contamination of 56 Public Restrooms in the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area},
  author={Muhanad Mohamed and Krista Owens and Abby Gajewski and Connie R. Clabots and Brian D. Johnston and Paul D. Thuras and Michael A. Kuskowski and James R. Johnson},
  journal={Applied and Environmental Microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={81},
  pages={4498 - 4506}
}
ABSTRACT How extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) and antimicrobial-resistant E. coli disseminate through the population is undefined. We studied public restrooms for contamination with E. coli and ExPEC in relation to source and extensively characterized the E. coli isolates. For this, we cultured 1,120 environmental samples from 56 public restrooms in 33 establishments (obtained from 10 cities in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, metropolitan area in 2003) for E. coli and… Expand
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