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Colonisation with Escherichia coli resistant to "critically important" antibiotics: a high risk for international travellers

Kennedy, Karina; Collignon, Peter

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Antimicrobial resistance among community-acquired isolates of Escherichia coli is increasing globally, with international travel emerging as a risk for colonisation and infection. The aim was to determine the rate and duration of colonisation with resistant E. coli following international travel. One hundred and two adult hospital staff and contacts from Canberra, Australia, submitted perianal/rectal swabs before and following international travel. Swabs were cultured selectively to identify E....[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/50029
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1007/s10096-010-1031-y

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