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Sick pets as potential reservoirs of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Singapore

Overview of attention for article published in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, August 2018
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)

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Title
Sick pets as potential reservoirs of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Singapore
Published in
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, August 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13756-018-0399-9
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Authors

Sri Harminda Pahm Hartantyo, Man Ling Chau, Laurent Fillon, Ahmad Zhafir Bin Mohamad Ariff, Joanne Su Lin Kang, Kyaw Thu Aung, Ramona Alikiiteaga Gutiérrez

Abstract

An analysis of 186 diagnostic reports collected from a veterinary clinic in Singapore between 2014 to 2016 showed that sick companion animals can carry bacteria that are of significance to human health. Among the 186 specimens submitted, 82 showed polymicrobial growth (45%, 82/186) and in total, 359 bacteria were isolated. Of the 359 bacteria reported, 45% (162/359) were multi-drug resistant and 18% (66/359) were extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase species. Resistance to broad-spectrum antibiotics were also observed among individual species. Namely, methicillin-resistance among Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (63%, 32/51) and Staphylococcus aureus (50%, 4/8); fluoroquinolone-resistance among Escherichia coli (40%, 17/42) and carbapenem-resistance among Klebsiella pneumoniae (7%, 2/30) were noted. Our analysis suggests that sick pets may contribute to the pool of clinically relevant antibiotic-resistant bacteria and play a role in the spread of antibiotic resistance in Singapore. A more extensive study to better understand the extent of distribution and the factors affecting transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to and from pets is necessary.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 26 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 6 23%
Student > Master 5 19%
Other 3 12%
Student > Bachelor 3 12%
Researcher 3 12%
Other 6 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 6 23%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 15%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 12%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 12%
Other 5 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 21. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 September 2019.
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#809,804
of 13,807,706 outputs
Outputs from Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
#113
of 716 outputs
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#27,931
of 269,530 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
#2
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