High Rates of Antimicrobial Drug Resistance Gene Acquisition After International travel, the Netherlands

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Abstract

We investigated the effect of international travel on the gut resistome of 122 healthy travelers from the Netherlands by using a targeted metagenomic approach. Our results confirm high acquisition rates of the extended-spectrum beta-lactamase encoding gene bla(CTX-M), documenting a rise in prevalence from 9.0% before travel to 33.6% after travel (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)649-657
Number of pages9
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • MEDIATED QUINOLONE RESISTANCE
  • SPECTRUM BETA-LACTAMASES
  • ESCHERICHIA-COLI
  • FOREIGN TRAVEL
  • PLASMID
  • ENTEROBACTERIACEAE
  • PCR
  • COLONIZATION
  • DETERMINANTS
  • MICROBIOME

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