Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 19th, 2006
"A total of 151 Escherichia coli strains resistant to cefotaxime and ceftazidime were isolated during a prospective surveillance study. These strains were characterized by clinical, microbiological, and molecular analyses and were distributed into four clusters of 103, 11, 6, and 5 isolates, along with 25 unrelated strains.
"The principal cluster was isolated from urine, wound, blood and other samples in three hospitals, eight nursing homes, and a community healthcare center," wrote investigators in Spain.
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