The prevalence and transmission dynamics of Escherichia coli ST131 among contacts of infected community and hospitalized patients

This study is the first assessment of longitudinal persistence of Escherichia coli ST131, including both ESBL and non-ESBL-producing isolates. This clone is considered the most important in the increased prevalence of quinolones resistant isolates and one of those responsible for the worldwide dissemination of the blaCTX-M-15 gene. Our results showed a rapid dynamic of ST131…