Zooanthroponotic transmission of drug-resistant pseudomonas aeruginosa, Brazil

Miriam R. Fernandes, Fábio P. Sellera, Quézia Moura, Marcelo P.N. Carvalho, Paula N. Rosato, Louise Cerdeira, Nilton Lincopan

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We recovered VIM-2 carbapenemase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from an infected dog, its owner, and the domestic environment. Genomic investigation revealed household transmission of the high-risk hospital clone sequence type 233 in the human–animal–environment interface. Results suggest zooanthroponotic transmission of VIM-2–producing P. aeruginosa in the household following the patient’s hospital discharge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1160-1162
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes

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