Prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pig farms in Switzerland.

Krämer, Julia; Do Couto Pires, Joao Pedro; Küffer, Marianne; Semaani, Eulalia; Endimiani, Andrea; Hilty, Markus; Oppliger, Anne (2017). Prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pig farms in Switzerland. The Science of the total environment, 603-604, pp. 401-405. Elsevier 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.06.110

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The presence of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in pig farms has been widely reported, and the emergence of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) has been documented in several countries. However, data for Switzerland are very scarce. This study aimed to compare changes in the prevalence of MRSA in Swiss pig farms between 2008 and 2015 and make the first ever estimates of the presence of ESBL-E and carbapenemase producers in pigs and pig farm workers. Results showed that ESBL-E was present in both pigs and farm workers and that the proportion of farms with MRSA had increased fourfold in seven years (from 7% to 31%). Associations between antibiotic use and resistant bacteria carriage were shown.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases > Research
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Infectiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases > General Bacteriology

Graduate School:

Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences (GCB)

UniBE Contributor:

Krämer, Julia; Do Couto Pires, Joao Pedro; Küffer, Marianne; Endimiani, Andrea and Hilty, Markus

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1879-1026

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Markus Hilty

Date Deposited:

21 Nov 2017 16:38

Last Modified:

21 Nov 2017 16:46

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.06.110

PubMed ID:

28636975

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Antibiotic resistance Bioaerosols ESBL MRSA Occupational health One health

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.106538

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/106538

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