A novel ESBL colilert system for environmental surveillance of AMR bacteria at markets in LMICs

Effita Masoamphambe, Derek Cocker, Nicholas Feasey, David Berendes, Amy Kirby, Kondwani Regson Chidziwisano, Mindy Panulo, Tracy Morse

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Abstract

The spread of ESBL-producing bacteria through environmental compartments needs to be quantified to understand the drivers of resistant infections caused by ESBL bacteria, including the examination of water as a possible transmission pathway1. Effective methods to assess environmental contamination by ESBL-producing bacteria are critical to enable rapid and reliable testing in LMIC settings, and ideally, they should be simple, cost effective and utilize current infrastructure. We present findings from an adaption of an ESBL IDEXX Colilert system, developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)2, for the identification and quantification of ESBL contamination in four urban Malawian markets.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2021
EventUNC Water and Health : Where policy meets Practice - Virtual
Duration: 4 Oct 20218 Oct 2021

Conference

ConferenceUNC Water and Health
Period4/10/218/10/21

Keywords

  • environmental surveillance
  • AMR bacteria
  • ESBL-producing bacteria
  • antimicrobial resistance

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