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.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.3201/eid1510.090696
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.