Metallo-β-Lactamase and Extended-Spectrum-β-Lactamase Production by Serratia Strains [Letter]
Bhoj R Singh, 1 Shiv Varan Singh 2
1Division of Epidemiology, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar 243122, India; 2Division of Bacteriology and Mycology, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar 243122, India
Correspondence: Bhoj R Singh Email firstname.lastname@example.org
In a recent study, 1 thirty-six Serratia marcescens clonally disseminated isolates harbouring a blaKPC-2 carrying plasmid were reported from a Zhejiang University School of Medicine hospital.We felt it appropriate to share our observations on Serratia strains in the last three years isolated from referred veterinary and medical clinical cases. In our laboratory, none of the Serratia marcescens isolates from samples referred from veterinary and medical clinical cases and, fish for meat, milk and environmental samples at Indian Veterinary Research Institute, India either produced metallo-β-lactamase (MBL) or was resistant to any of the three carbapenems (ertapenem, meropenem and imipenem) drugs tested.
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