Isolation of the human-associated blaCTX-M-15-harbouring Klebsiella pneumoniae ST307 from a tortoise in the UK

G Foster*, Manal AboOun, Romain Pizzi, BJ Tennant, Margaret McCall, Muna Anjum

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Abstract

The ST307 multidrug-resistant CTX-M-15-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae is an emerging pathogen, which has become disseminated worldwide in humans but is rarely reported from other reservoirs. We report the first isolation of K. pneumoniae from an animal in Europe and also from a reptile, a captive tortoise, whose death it probably caused. Detection of this clone from an animal adds to evidence of niche expansion in non-human environments, where it may amplify, recycle and become of greater public health concern.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
JournalAccess Microbiology
Early online date24 Sep 2020
DOIs
Publication statusFirst published - 24 Sep 2020

Keywords

  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • CTX-M-15
  • multidrug resistant
  • tortoise
  • ST307

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