The risk to import ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae and Staphylococcus aureus through chicken meat trade in Gabon

Background: A main export market for chicken meat from industrialized countries is sub-Saharan Africa. We hypothesized that antibiotic resistant bacteria could be exported to developing countries through chicken meat trade. The objective was to investigate the occurrence and molecular types of ESBL-...

Authors: Schaumburg, Frieder
Alabi, Abraham S.
Frielinghaus, Lisa
Grobusch, Martin
Köck, Robin
Becker, Karsten
Issifou, Saadou
Kremsner, Peter
Peters, Georg
Mellmann, Alexander
Division/Institute:FB 05: Medizinische Fakultät
Document types:Article
Media types:Text
Publication date:2014
Date of publication on miami:08.01.2015
Modification date:16.04.2019
Edition statement:[Electronic ed.]
Source:BMC Microbiology 14 (2014) 286, 1-7
Subjects:Staphylococcus aureus; Escherichia coli; Antimicrobial resistance; Chicken meat; Trade; Africa
DDC Subject:610: Medizin und Gesundheit
License:CC BY 4.0
Language:English
Notes:Finanziert durch den Open-Access-Publikationsfonds 2014/2015 der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) und der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU Münster).
Format:PDF document
ISSN:1471-2180
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-00399391538
Permalink:http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-00399391538
Other Identifiers:DOI: doi:10.1186/s12866-014-0286-3
Digital documents:s12866-014-0286-3.pdf

Background: A main export market for chicken meat from industrialized countries is sub-Saharan Africa. We hypothesized that antibiotic resistant bacteria could be exported to developing countries through chicken meat trade. The objective was to investigate the occurrence and molecular types of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae and Staphylococcus aureus in chicken meat in Gabon and to assess their dissemination among humans. Results: Frozen chicken meat samples imported from industrialized countries to Gabon (n = 151) were screened for ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae and S. aureus. Genotypes and resistance genes (SHV, TEM, CTX-M, CMY-2) of isolates from meat were compared with isolates derived from humans. The contamination rate per chicken part (i. e. leg, wing) with ESBL-producing Escherichia coli (ESBL E. coli, no other ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae were found) and S. aureus was 23% and 3%, respectively. The beta-lactamase CTX-M 1 was predominant in ESBL E. coli from meat samples but was not found in isolates from cases of human colonization or infection. S. aureus belonging to spa type t002 (multilocus sequence type ST5) were found both in chicken meat and humans. Conclusion: There is a risk to import ESBL E. coli to Gabon but molecular differences between isolates from humans and chicken meat argue against a further dissemination. No MRSA isolate was detected in imported chicken meat.