The emergence and spread of carbapenem-resistant isolates, especially New Delhi MBL (NDM)-producing Enterobacteriaceae, has become a global concern. Although NDM-producing Enterobacteriaceae have been mostly observed in clinical cases, they have also been identified in food-producing animals and wildlife. Recently, XDR bacteria harbouring both blaNDMand mcr-1 genes were observed in isolates from animals, posing a potential threat to public health. However, reports on the coexistence of blaNDMand mcr-1 in bacteria isolated from animals at slaughter remains sporadic. Here, we report two Escherichia coli strains, SD133 and SD138, co-producing NDM and MCR-1, isolated from chickens at slaughter in July 2015 in China.
Journal: The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy