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Metallo-β-Lactamase and Extended-Spectrum-β-Lactamase Production by Serratia Strains [Letter]

Authors Singh BR, Singh SV

Received 11 April 2020

Accepted for publication 24 April 2020

Published 5 May 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 1295—1297


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Suresh Antony

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

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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