There is reason to believe that the consumers are exposed to ESBL positive bacteria via poultry products, but the implications on human health are not known. This project will approach this by performing screening studies of the fecal flora of healthy individuals in Norway, in order to uncover if humans are able to acquire resistant bacteria from a poultry reservoir. Furthermore, the project will investigate if the ESBL producing bacteria associated with poultry contribute to increased ESBL prevalence among bacteria causing infections in humans. This knowledge is necessary to give recommendations regarding the risk of acquisition of resistant bacteria through the food chain which again will contribute to a stabilization of the favorable resistance situation in Norway.
- 2014 - 2015
- Antibiotikaresistens, Bakteriologi, Epidemiologi, Molekylærbiologi, Zoonoser