Detection of mcr-4 positive Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium in clinical isolates of human origin, Italy, october to November 2016

Edoardo Carretto, Flavia Brovarone, Paola Nardini, Giuseppe Russello, Daniela Barbarini, Stefano Pongolini, Carlo Gagliotti, Alessandra Carattoli, Mario Sarti

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In this study we report the detection of the recently described mcr-4 gene in two human isolates of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium. The strains were isolated from faecal samples of two Italian patients with gastroenteritis, collected in 2016. The identified mcr-4 genes (variant mcr-4.2) differed from the mcr-4 gene originally described in a Salmonella strain of swine origin from Italy. Salmonella species could represent a hidden reservoir for mcr genes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number17-00821
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 11 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Virology

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