prevalences of zoonotic bacteria among seabirds in rehabilitation centers along the pacific coast of california and washington, usa.many seabirds are rehabilitated annually by wildlife rehabilitation centers along the pacific coast, usa. although various strains of zoonotic bacteria have been isolated from seabirds, risks to rehabilitators at these centers have not been well documented. from november 2001 through january 2003, we determined the prevalence of detectable enteric fauna by isolation and characterization of gram-negative bacteria from cloacal swabs taken from 26 common murres (uria aalge), 49 gulls (larus spp.), ...200516456162
emergence of serine carbapenemases (kpc and sme) among clinical strains of enterobacteriaceae isolated in the united states medical centers: report from the mystic program (1999-2005).among 8885 enterobacteriaceae tested in the 1999 to 2005 period as part of the usa meropenem yearly susceptibility test information collection (mystic) program, 51 strains with increased imipenem and meropenem mic values (> or =2 microg/ml) were detected. bla(kpc) was identified from 28 klebsiella pneumoniae from 3 medical centers in the new york city area (8 ribotypes), 2 klebsiella oxytoca from arkansas (same ribotype), 7 citrobacter freundii (6 from new york [5 ribotypes] and 1 from delaware) ...200617020798
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