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Published on Sep 17, 2011
Extended spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL's) are enzymes that enable bacteria to resist multiple antibiotics. In the past few years ESBL-producing enteric bacteria (such as E. coli) have become an increasingly common cause of community acquired infections worldwide. The source of these organisms in the community still remains unclear; however, recent reports link wild animals and water reservoirs to their spread. Researchers will present research showing 8 percent of the enteric bacteria isolated from Miami Beach seagulls were positive for ESBL production suggesting these birds play a role in disseminating these bacteria in the environment.
Participant: Patrice Nordmann, MD, Hosp. de Bicetre, Le Kremlin Bicetre, France