Turano H.,University of Sao Paulo |
Gomes F.,University of Sao Paulo |
Medeiros M.,University of Sao Paulo |
Oliveira S.,University of Sao Paulo |
And 3 more authors.
Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease | Year: 2016
This study reports the presence of hospital-associated high-risk lineages of OXA-23-producing ST79 Acinetobacter baumannii and SPM-1-producing ST277 Pseudomonas aeruginosa in urban rivers in Brazil. These findings indicate that urban rivers can act as reservoirs of clinically important multidrug-resistant bacteria, which constitute a potential risk to human and animal health. © 2016 Elsevier Inc.