ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) are observed in many reservoirs. Pets might play an important role in the dissemination of ESBL-E to humans since they live closely together.
To identify prevalence, risk factors, molecular characteristics, persistence and acquisition of ESBL-E in dogs and cats, and co-carriage in human–pet pairs belonging to the same household.
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G van den Bunt, A C Fluit, M P Spaninks, A J Timmerman, Y Geurts, A Kant, J Scharringa, D Mevius, J A Wagenaar, M J M Bonten, W van Pelt, J Hordijk, Faecal carriage, risk factors, acquisition and persistence of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae in dogs and cats and co-carriage with humans belonging to the same household, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
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