SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation

Small-scale food-animal production and community acquired antimicrobial resistance in Quito, Ecuador

April 16, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

Jay Graham, Assistant Professor in Residence, School of Public Health

Public Health, School of

The increased prevalence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) among Enterobacteriaceae has had major clinical and economic impacts in human medicine. Many of the multi-drug resistant (MDR) Enterobacteriaceae found in humans are community-acquired and linked to food animals (i.e. livestock raised for meat and dairy products). In this presentation, Dr. Jay Graham will discuss community-acquired antimicrobial resistance and the study of commensal Escherichia coli strains from children (n=63 isolates) and domestic animals (n=174 isolates) in the same community. Specifically, he will discuss the diversity of E. coli clones, AMR genes and plasmids carrying the AMR genes using conjugation, replicon typing and whole genome sequencing.