Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin



    Formation and transmission of Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA) aerosols carrying antibiotic-resistant genes in a poultry farming environment (2012)

    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Liu, Dunjiang
    Chai, Tongjie
    Xia, Xianzhu
    Gao, Yuwei
    Cai, Yumei
    Li, Xiaoxia
    Miao, Zengming
    Sun, Lingyu
    Hao, Haiyu
    Roesler, Uwe (WE 10)
    Wang, Jian
    The science of the total environment; 426 — S. 139–145
    ISSN: 0048-9697
    DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.03.060
    Pubmed: 22542226
    Institut für Tier- und Umwelthygiene

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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    There is a rather limited understanding concerning the antibiotic-resistance of the airborne S. aureus and the transmission of the antibiotic-resistant genes it carries Therefore, we isolated 149 S. aureus strains from the samples collected from the feces, the indoor air and the outdoor air of 6 chicken farms, and performed the research on them with 15 types of antibiotics and the REP-PCR trace identification. The 100% homologous strains were selected to conduct the research on the carrying and transmission status of the antibiotic-resistant genes. The results revealed that 5.37% strains (8/149) were resistant to methicillins (MRSA), and 94% strains (140/149) were resistant to compound sulfamethoxazole, etc. In addition, these strains displayed a resistance to multiple antibiotics (4, 5 or 6 types) and there were also 3 strains resistant to 9 antibiotics. It should be noted that the antibiotic-resistance of some strains isolated from the feces, the indoor and outdoor air was basically the same, and the strains with the same REP-PCR trace identification result carried the same type of antibiotic-resistant genes. The results showed that airborne transmission not only causes the spread of epidemic diseases but also exerts threats to the public health of a community.