An African Salmonella Typhimurium ST313 sublineage with extensive drug-resistance and signatures of host adaptation

  20 September 2019

Bloodstream infections by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium constitute a major health burden in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). These invasive non-typhoidal (iNTS) infections are dominated by isolates of the antibiotic resistance-associated sequence type (ST) 313. Here, we report emergence of ST313 sublineage II.1 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

Further reading: Nature Communications
Author(s): Sandra Van Puyvelde, Derek Pickard, Koen Vandelannoote, Eva Heinz, Barbara Barbé, Tessa de Block, Simon Clare, Eve L. Coomber, Katherine Harcourt, Sushmita Sridhar, Emily A. Lees, Nicole E. Wheeler, Elizabeth J. Klemm, Laura Kuijpers, Lisette Mbuyi Kalonji, Marie-France Phoba, Dadi Falay, Dauly Ngbonda, Octavie Lunguya, Jan Jacobs, Gordon Dougan & Stijn Deborggraeve
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