Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 30561323
Link to DOI – 10.3201/eid2501.180534
Emerg Infect Dis 2019 01; 25(1):126-31
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.