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Eurosurveillance, Volume 22, Issue 31, 03 August 2017 / Rapid communication

Plasmid-borne colistin resistance gene mcr-3 in Salmonella isolates from human infections, Denmark, 2009–17

E Litrup 1 , K Kiil 1 , AM Hammerum 1 , L Roer 1 , EM Nielsen 1 , M Torpdahl 1

Author affiliations: 1. Department of Bacteria, Parasites and Fungi, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark

Correspondence: Eva Litrup (evl@ssi.dk)

Citation style for this article: Litrup E, Kiil K, Hammerum AM, Roer L, Nielsen EM, Torpdahl M. Plasmid-borne colistin resistance gene mcr-3 in Salmonella isolates from human infections, Denmark, 2009–17. Euro Surveill. 2017;22(31):pii=30587. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.31.30587

Received:07 July 2017; Accepted:31 July 2017

 

Abstract

This report describes one Salmonella isolate harbouring both mcr-1 and mcr-3. We also found nine other Salmonella isolates positive for the plasmid-borne colistin resistance gene, mcr-3. The strains were isolated from patients in Denmark between 2009 and 2017 and five of the patients had travelled to Asia. In addition to mcr-3, all strains were found positive for blaTEM-1, strA, strB, sul2 and tet(A) or tet(B), and most strains were positive for blaCTX-M-55 and qnrS.

Keywords: Antibiotics; Drugs Resistance; Colistin; Salmonella spp.; Denmark; MCR1; MCR3.

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