Int J Antimicrob Agents 2021 Jun 19:106378. Epub 2021 Jun 19.
Vall d'Hebron Institut de Recerca (VHIR), Vall d'Hebron Hospital Universitari, Vall d'Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus, Passeig Vall d'Hebron 119-129, 08035 Barcelona, Spain; Department of Genetics and Microbiology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Plaça Cívica, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain; Department of Clinical Microbiology, Vall d'Hebron Hospital Universitari, Passeig Vall d'Hebron 119-129, 08035 Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address:
Background: In high-income countries shigellosis is mainly found in travellers to high-risk regions or among men who have sex with men (MSM). Here we investigated the genomic characteristics and the features of antimicrobial resistance of MSM-associated Shigella flexneri and Shigella sonnei circulating in Barcelona (Spain), elucidating their connectivity with contemporaneous Shigella from other countries.
Methods: Antimicrobial susceptibility, WGS, genomic characterization and phylogenetic analysis was performed in MSM-associated Shigella recovered from 2015 to 2019. Read More