International spread of multidrug-resistant Rhodococcus equi

Jorge Val-Calvo, Jane Darcy, James Gibbons, Alan Creighton, Claire Egan, Thomas Buckley, Achim Schmalenberger, Ursula Fogarty, Mariela Scortti, Jose Vazquez-Boland

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A multidrug-resistant clone of the animal and human pathogen Rhodococcus equi, MDR-RE 2287, has been circulating among equine farms in the United States since the 2000s. We report the detection of MDR-RE 2287 outside the United States. Our finding highlights the risk for MDR-RE spreading internationally with horse movements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1899-1903
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number9
Early online date11 Aug 2022
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Aug 2022


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