High colonization rates of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coliin Swiss Travellers to South Asia– a prospective observational multicentre cohort study looking at epidemiology, microbiology and risk factors

@inproceedings{Kuenzli2014HighCR,
  title={High colonization rates of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coliin Swiss Travellers to South Asia– a prospective observational multicentre cohort study looking at epidemiology, microbiology and risk factors},
  author={Esther Kuenzli and Veronika K. Jaeger and R. W. Frei and Andreas L C Neumayr and Susan DeCrom and Sabine Haller and Johannes A. Blum and Andreas F Widmer and Hansjakob Furrer and Manuel Battegay and Andrea Endimiani and Christoph F R Hatz},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND International travel contributes to the worldwide spread of multidrug resistant Gram-negative bacteria. Rates of travel-related faecal colonization with extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae vary for different destinations. Especially travellers returning from the Indian subcontinent show high colonization rates. So far, nothing is known about region-specific risk factors for becoming colonized. METHODS An observational prospective multicentre cohort… CONTINUE READING