US Department of Defense

 

Date of this Version

2013

Citation

Published in Journal of Clinical Microbiology (2013) 51(6): 1942-1944. DOI:10.1128/JCM.00281-13

Abstract

A carbapenem-resistant Alcaligenes faecalis strain was isolated from a surveillance swab of a service member injured in Afghanistan. The isolate was positive for blaNDM by real-time PCR. Species identification was reevaluated on three identification systems but was inconclusive. Genome sequencing indicated that the closest relative was Acinetobacter schindleri and that blaNDM-1 was carried on a plasmid that shared >99% identity with one identified in an Acinetobacter lwoffii isolate. The isolate also carried a novel chromosomally encoded class D oxacillinase.

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