Carbapenemase OXA-244 in E. coli in Switzerland

20/01/2020

Warning; We would like to draw your attention on the increase identification of OXA-244 producers in E. coli from different parts of Switzerland (Aarau, Bern, Basel, Fribourg, Lausanne, Luzern, Sion) since the beginning of 2019. Those strains are either responsible of infections (urinary tract infections) or are just colonizer of the gut flora. Similar observation has been made very recently at least in France, Austria, and Germany (Hoyos-Mallecot et al, 2017) .

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