Escherichia coli harboring mcr-1 in a cluster of liver transplant recipients: detection through active surveillance and whole genome sequencing.

Research paper by Nenad N Macesic, Sabrina S Kahn, Marla J MJ Giddins, Daniel D Freedberg, Susan S Whittier, Daniel D Green, E Yoko EY Furuya, Elizabeth C EC Verna, Medini K MK Annavajhala, Angela A Gomez-Simmonds, Anne-Catrin AC Uhlemann

Indexed on: 12 Apr '19Published on: 10 Apr '19Published in: Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy


, a plasmid-associated gene for colistin resistance, was first described in China in 2015 but its spread in the United States is unknown. We report detection of carrying ST117 in a cluster of three liver transplant recipients. Copyright © 2019 American Society for Microbiology.