Carbapenemase VCC-1-Producing Vibrio cholerae in Coastal Waters of Germany

Jens A. Hammerl, Claudia Jaeckel, Valeria Bortolaia, Keike Schwartz, Nadja Bier, Rene S. Hendriksen, Beatriz Guerra, Eckhard Strauch

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During antimicrobial drug resistance testing for Vibrio spp. from coastal waters of Germany, we identified 4 nontoxigenic, carbapenem-resistant V. cholerae isolates. We used whole-genome sequencing to identify the carbapenemase gene bla(VCC-1). In addition, a molecular survey showed that more bla(VCC-1)-harboring isolates are present in coastal waters of Germany.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)1735-1737
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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