How Genomic Sequencing Data Tracked a Salmonella Outbreak How Genomic Sequencing Data Tracked a Salmonella Outbreak

Data on bacterial DNA helped reveal how a once-rare salmonella strain spread through the chicken industry. Salmonella infantis is multidrug-resistant and is still making people sick.ProPublica
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This study characterizes two novel blaNDM–1-harboring SGI1 variants in P. mirabilis and provides a new insight into resistance gene copy number variation in bacteria.
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, Ahead of Print.
Source: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease - Category: Food Science Authors: Source Type: research
This study aimed to characterize 19 selected MDR ESBL/AmpC-producing Escherichia coli (n=3), Klebsiella pneumoniae (n=5), Serratia fonticola (n=10), and Salmonella enterica (n=1) isolates from spinach and associated irrigation water samples from two commercial spinach production systems within South Africa, using whole genome sequencing (WGS). Antibiotic resistance genes potentially encoding resistance to eight different classes were present, with blaCTX-M-15 being the dominant ESBL encoding gene and blaACT-types being the dominant AmpC encoding gene detected. A greater number of resistance genes across more antibiotic cla...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Although knowledge of the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)-Cas system has been applied in many research areas, comprehensive studies of this system in Salmonella, particularly in analysis of antibiotic resistance, have not been reported. In this work, 75 Salmonella isolates obtained from broilers or broilers products were characterized to determine their antimicrobial susceptibilities, antibiotic resistance gene profiles, and CRISPR array diversities, and genotyping was explored. In total, 80.00% (60/75) of the strains were multidrug resistant, and the main pattern observed in the isolates ...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
In this study, an alternative strategy using phage-based treatment was evaluated against Salmonella isolated from the broiler production. The prevalence of Salmonella spp. showed up to 46.2 and 44.4% in bedding samples from the broiler farms located in eastern and southern Thailand, respectively. Overall, 21 samples (36.2%) were positive for Salmonella and eight serovars were recovered from cloacal swabs, bedding materials (rice husk), and boot swabs collected from five farms. Up to 20 Salmonella phages were isolated from seven water samples from wastewater treatment ponds, a river, and a natural reservoir in Songkhla prov...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
This study also highlights the concern of food-chain contamination of prewashed vegetables as a perpetual hazard against public health.
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study has provided detailed genotypic characterization of the outbreak strain, identified asS. Typhi (H58). The strain has reduced susceptibility to ciprofloxacin due toqnrS carried by an IncN (subtype PST3) plasmid resulting from ongoing evolution to full resistance.
Source: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
In this study, we examine the genomic diversity and phylogenetic relationships of 63 S. enterica isolates from human-derived clinical specimens submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in the state of New Hampshire, USA in 2017. We found a remarkably large genomic, phylogenetic and serotype variation among the S. enterica isolates, dominated by serotypes Enteritidis (sequence type [ST] 11), Heidelberg (ST 15) and Typhimurium (ST 19). Analysis of the distribution of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the core genome suggests that the ST 15 cluster is likely a previously undetected or cryptic outbrea...
Source: Infection, Genetics and Evolution - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Infect Genet Evol Source Type: research
Shawn M. D. Bearson Multidrug-resistant (MDR; resistance to >3 antimicrobial classes) Salmonella enterica serovar I 4,[5],12:i:- strains were linked to a 2015 foodborne outbreak from pork. Strain USDA15WA-1, associated with the outbreak, harbors an MDR module and the metal tolerance element Salmonella Genomic Island 4 (SGI-4). Characterization of SGI-4 revealed that conjugational transfer of SGI-4 resulted in the mobile genetic element (MGE) replicating as a plasmid or integrating into the chromosome. Tolerance to copper, arsenic, and antimony compounds was increased in Salmonella strains containing SGI-4 compar...
Source: Genes - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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