First report of blaGES-1 in Proteus mirabilis clinical isolates

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Proteus mirabilis is one of the main pathogens causing urinary tract infections and sepsis. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a P. mirabilis hosting blaGES. The presence of these genes was determined using PCR and sequencing. We identified the presence of blaGES-1 in all three isolates. In addition, we identified the blaKPC-2 and blaNDM-1 genes in the two strains. These data emphasize the importance of monitoring and surveillance of all enterobacteria. The circulation of P. mirabilis strains carrying blaGES-1 constitutes a new scenario of resistance in this species and should be an epidemiological alert for global health.

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Beltrão, E. M. B., De Oliveira, É. M., & Lopes, A. C. D. S. (2021). First report of blaGES-1 in Proteus mirabilis clinical isolates. Revista Da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, 54. https://doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0864-2020

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