Flies from a tertiary hospital in Rwanda carry multidrug-resistant Gram-negative pathogens including extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing E. coli sequence type 131

  19 February 2020

Multidrug-resistant gram-negative (MRGN) bacteria are a serious threat to global health. We used genomics to study MRGN obtained from houseflies in a tertiary Rwandan hospital. Our analysis revealed a high abundance of different MRGN including E. coli pathogenic lineage ST131 suggesting the important role of flies in disseminating highly virulent pathogens in clinical settings and beyond.

Author(s): Stefan E. Heiden, Mathis S. E. Kurz, Jürgen Bohnert, Claude Bayingana, Jules M. Ndoli, Augustin Sendegeya, Jean Bosco Gahutu, Elias Eger, Frank P. Mockenhaupt & Katharina Schaufler
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