This article was published in the Ecology and Evolution journal in February 2017.
Our teams have studied the antimicrobial resistant bacteria carried by two gull species in the Camargue. They discovered that the chicks of the species that can live in cities, the Yellow-Legged Gull, can carry bacteria capable of resisting to antibiotics that are only used in hospitals: carbapenems.
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Photo: Yellow-Legged Gull chicks (© Tatiana Fuentes)
Full bibliographical reference:
Prugnolle F., Solassol J., Jean-Pierre H., Godreuil S., Renaud F. 2017. VIM-1 carbapenemase-producing Escherichia coli in gulls from southern France. Ecology and Evolution [Internet] [cited 2017 Feb 2]. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2707