Early dissemination of qnre1 in salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium from livestock in South America

Daniel F. Monte, Nilton Lincopan, Louise Cerdeira, Paula J. Fedorka-Cray, Mariza Landgraf

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The plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) gene qnrE1 has been limited to South America to date; in 2007, it was identified for the first time in Klebsiella pneumoniae from a human infection in Argentina (1). A study in Brazil reported the identification of qnrE1 in K. pneumoniae isolated from an infected parrot in 2016 (2). The presence of this gene was also confirmed in Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis, Newport, and Infantis strains isolated in 2011, 2013, and 2014, respectively, from humans in Brazil (3).

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00571-19
Number of pages3
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Brazil
  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Food-producing animals
  • Nontyphoidal Salmonella
  • QnrE1

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