Acquisition of #mcr1 #plasmid-mediated #colistin #resistance in #Escherichia coli and #Klebsiella pneumoniae during #Hajj 2013 and 2014 (AAC, abstract)

[Source: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]

Acquisition of mcr-1 plasmid-mediated colistin resistance in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae during Hajj 2013 and 2014.

Thongpan Leangapichart a, Philippe Gautret a, Philippe Brouqui a, Ziad Mimish b, Didier Raoult a and Jean-Marc Rolain a*

Author Affiliations: a Unité de recherche sur les maladies infectieuses et tropicales émergentes (URMITE) CNRS-IRD UMR 6236, Méditerranée Infection, Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie, Aix-Marseille-Université, Marseille, France. b Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Alfaisal University, College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.



A plasmid-mediated transferable colistin resistance gene, mcr-1, was recently described in China (1) and was rapidly reported in several other countries (2).…

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Keywords: Research; Abstracts; Antibiotics; Drugs Resistance; Colistin; MCR1; Klebsiella Pneumoniae; Escherichia Coli; Mass Gathering Events.


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