Nosocomial dissemination of extended-spectrum β-lactamase VEB-1a-producing Providencia stuartii isolates in a Tunisian hospital


A collection of 20 multidrug-resistant Providencia stuartii isolates recovered from 2005 to 2009 at the Military Hospital of Tunis, Tunisia, was analysed. They all expressed the extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) VEB-1a. The bla VEB-1a gene was plasmid-located and it was associated with complex genetic structures, including Re elements. Pulsed-field gel… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10096-011-1222-1


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