Cephalosporin resistance mechanisms in Escherichia coli isolated from raw chicken imported into the UK

Hiran Dhanji, Niamh M Murphy, Michel Doumith, Sema Durmus, Susanne Surman Lee, Russell Hope, Neil Woodford, David M Livermore

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We characterized mechanisms of resistance to oxyimino-cephalosporins in Escherichia coli isolated from raw chicken meat imported into the UK from South America, to ascertain whether this foodstuff contributes to the dissemination in the UK of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing E. coli belonging to the international uropathogenic ST131 clone.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2534-2537
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010


  • Animals
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Cephalosporin Resistance
  • Chickens
  • DNA, Bacterial
  • Escherichia coli
  • Escherichia coli Infections
  • Escherichia coli Proteins
  • Great Britain
  • Humans
  • Meat
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • beta-Lactamases

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