Wild coastline birds as reservoirs of broad-spectrum-β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Miami Beach, Florida.

@article{Poirel2012WildCB,
  title={Wild coastline birds as reservoirs of broad-spectrum-β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Miami Beach, Florida.},
  author={Laurent Poirel and Ana{\"i}s Potron and C Gonz{\'a}lez de la Cuesta and Timothy R Cleary and Patrice L. Nordmann and L. Silvia Munoz-Price},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2012},
  volume={56 5},
  pages={2756-8}
}
A high rate of broad-spectrum-β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli isolates was identified from seagull and pelican feces collected in the Miami Beach, Florida, area. The most commonly identified resistance determinants were CMY-2 and CTX-M-15. Those wild birds might be therefore considered vehicles for wide dissemination of multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in the United States.