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Escherichia coli as reservoir for macrolide resistance genes.

  • Author(s): Phuc Nguyen, Minh Chau;
  • Woerther, Paul-Louis;
  • Bouvet, Mathilde;
  • Andremont, Antoine;
  • Leclercq, Roland;
  • Canu, Annie
  • et al.

The plasmid-borne mph(A) gene that confers resistance to azithromycin and has recently emerged in Shigella sonnei is present in multidrug- and non-multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli isolates from 4 continents. Further spread of mph(A) to Shigella and Salmonella spp. may be expected.

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