Meat and fish as sources of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli, Cambodia

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We compared extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli isolates from meat and fish, gut-colonized women, and infected patients in Cambodia. Nearly half of isolates from women were phylogenetically related to food-origin isolates; a subset had identical multilocus sequence types, extended-spectrum β-lactamase types, and antimicrobial resistance patterns. Eating sun-dried poultry may be an exposure route.

Original languageEnglish
Article number126
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)126-131
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Animals
  • Cambodia/epidemiology
  • Developing Countries
  • Drug Resistance, Bacterial
  • Escherichia coli/enzymology
  • Escherichia coli Infections/epidemiology
  • Female
  • Fishes/microbiology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Safety
  • Humans
  • Multilocus Sequence Typing
  • Phylogeny
  • Poultry/microbiology
  • Prevalence
  • Red Meat/microbiology
  • Seafood/microbiology
  • beta-Lactamases/genetics

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