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Volume 22, Number 9—September 2016

Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacter spp. in Retail Seafood Imported from Southeast Asia to Canada

Nicol JaneckoComments to Author , Sarah-Lynn Martz, Brent P. Avery, Danielle Daignault, Andrea Desruisseau, David Boyd, Rebecca J. Irwin, Michael R. Mulvey, and Richard J. Reid-Smith
Author affiliations: Public Health Agency of Canada, Guelph, Ontario, Canada (N. Janecko, S.-L. Martz, B.P. Avery, A. Desruisseau, R.J. Irwin, R.J. Reid-Smith); University of Guelph, Guelph (N. Janecko, S.-L. Martz, R.J. Reid-Smith); Public Health Agency of Canada, St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada (D. Daignault); Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (D. Boyd, M.R. Mulvey)

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Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacter species detected in retail seafood products imported from Southeast Asia to Canada*

Sample type, resistant species No. (%) samples [95% CI] Origin of seafood Gene Antibiogram profile ST†
Shrimp, n = 928
E. cloacae 2 (0.2) [0.03–0.78] Vietnam blaIMI-1 AMC-AMP-(AZM)-FOX‡ ST411; ST412
E. aerogenes
1 (0.1) [0.003–0.599]
Bivalve mollusks, n = 101
E. cloacae 2 (2.0) [0.24–6.97] Vietnam, clam blaNDM-1, blaTEM, blaOXA-1 AMC-AMP-FOX-TIO-CRO-CHL-CIP-GEN-STR-FIS-TET-TMP/SXT ST479
E. cloacae
3 (3.0) [0.62–8.44]
Vietnam, clam
ST477; ST478; ST373
Cephalopods, n = 240
0 [0.00–1.53]
Miscellaneous, n = 59 0 [0.00–6.06] NA NA NA NA

*AMC, amoxicillin/clavulanic acid; AMP, ampicillin; AZM, azithromycin; CHL, chloramphenicol; CIP, ciprofloxacin; FIS, sulfisoxazole; CRO, ceftriaxone; FOX, cefoxitin; GEN, gentamicin; NA, not applicable (no scheme found); ST, sequence type; STR, streptomycin; TET, tetracycline; TIO, ceftiofur; TMP/SXT, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole.
†Determined by multilocus sequence typing.
‡ST412 resistant to AZM.
§ST477 and ST373 resistant to AZM.

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