dc.contributor.authorHartantyo, Sri Harminda Pahm
dc.contributor.authorChau, Man Ling
dc.contributor.authorFillon, Laurent
dc.contributor.authorAhmad Zhafir Bin Mohamad Ariff
dc.contributor.authorKang, Joanne Su Lin
dc.contributor.authorAung, Kyaw Thu
dc.contributor.authorGutiérrez, Ramona Alikiiteaga
dc.identifier.citationHartantyo, S. H. P., Chau, M. L., Fillon, L., Ahmad Zhafir Bin Mohamad Ariff, Kang, J. S. L., Aung, K. T., & Gutiérrez, R. A. (2018). Sick pets as potential reservoirs of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Singapore. Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control, 7(1), 106-. doi:10.1186/s13756-018-0399-9en_US
dc.description.abstractAn analysis of 186 diagnostic reports collected from a veterinary clinic in Singapore between 2014 to 2016 showed that sick companion animals can carry bacteria that are of significance to human health. Among the 186 specimens submitted, 82 showed polymicrobial growth (45%, 82/186) and in total, 359 bacteria were isolated. Of the 359 bacteria reported, 45% (162/359) were multi-drug resistant and 18% (66/359) were extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase species. Resistance to broad-spectrum antibiotics were also observed among individual species. Namely, methicillin-resistance among Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (63%, 32/51) and Staphylococcus aureus (50%, 4/8); fluoroquinolone-resistance among Escherichia coli (40%, 17/42) and carbapenem-resistance among Klebsiella pneumoniae (7%, 2/30) were noted. Our analysis suggests that sick pets may contribute to the pool of clinically relevant antibiotic-resistant bacteria and play a role in the spread of antibiotic resistance in Singapore. A more extensive study to better understand the extent of distribution and the factors affecting transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to and from pets is necessary.en_US
dc.format.extent3 p.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAntimicrobial Resistance & Infection Controlen_US
dc.rights© 2018 The Author(s). This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.en_US
dc.subjectCompanion Animalsen_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Engineering::Chemical engineeringen_US
dc.titleSick pets as potential reservoirs of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Singaporeen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Chemical and Biomedical Engineeringen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US

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