Moderate prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli isolates from lettuce, irrigation water, and soil.

@article{Holvoet2013ModeratePO,
  title={Moderate prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli isolates from lettuce, irrigation water, and soil.},
  author={Kevin Holvoet and Imca Sampers and B{\'e}n{\'e}dicte F Callens and Jeroen Dewulf and Mieke Uyttendaele},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={79 21},
  pages={6677-83}
}
Fresh produce is known to carry nonpathogenic epiphytic microorganisms. During agricultural production and harvesting, leafy greens can become contaminated with antibiotic-resistant pathogens or commensals from animal and human sources. As lettuce does not undergo any inactivation or preservation treatment during processing, consumers may be exposed directly to all of the (resistant) bacteria present. In this study, we investigated whether lettuce or its production environment (irrigation water… CONTINUE READING
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