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.
- Klebsiella pneumoniae
- multidrug resistant
Foster, G., AboOun, M., Pizzi, R., Tennant, BJ., McCall, M., & Anjum, M. (2020). Isolation of the human-associated blaCTX-M-15-harbouring Klebsiella pneumoniae ST307 from a tortoise in the UK. Access Microbiology. https://doi.org/10.1099/acmi.0.000172