Large diversity of linezolid-resistant isolates discovered in food-producing animals through linezolid selective monitoring in Belgium in 2019.

Last updated on 5-11-2021 by Cécile Boland

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BACKGROUND: Linezolid is a critically important antibiotic used to treat human infections caused by MRSA and VRE. While linezolid is not licensed for food-producing animals, linezolid-resistant (LR) isolates have been reported in European countries, including Belgium. OBJECTIVES: To: (i) assess LR occurrence in staphylococci and enterococci isolated from different Belgian food-producing animals in 2019 through selective monitoring; and (ii) investigate the genomes and relatedness of these isolates. METHODS: Faecal samples (n = 1325) and nasal swab samples (n = 148) were analysed with …

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