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RESEARCH PAPER
 
 

Tawny owl (Strix aluco) as a potential transmitter of Enterobacteriaceae epidemiologically relevant for forest service workers, nature protection service and ornithologists

Szymon Cios 1,  
Wiktor Bojar 2,  
Hubert Bojar 3,  
 
1
Department of Zoology, Animal Ecology and Wildlife Management, University of Life Science, Lublin, Poland
2
Department of Small Ruminants Breeding and Agriculture Advisory, University of Life Science, Lublin, Poland
3
Independent Laboratory for Cell Metabolism, Institute of Rural Health, Lublin, Poland
4
Department of Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation, University of Life Science in Lublin, Poland
Ann Agric Environ Med 2017;24(1):62–65
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ABSTRACT:
Established taxa within the Enterobacteriaceae wereisolated from cloacal swabs of Strix aluco chicks in nest boxes located at five research sites. ChromID ESBL medium (bioMerieux) was used to select a pool of Enterobacteriaceae strains producing extended-spectrum beta-lactamases. Drug sensitivity of the chosen strains was determined from the full pool of Enterobacteriaceae to 6 chemotherapeutics of different mechanisms of action. The study evaluated the sensitivity of ESBL-synthesizing isolates to substances belonging to penicillins, cephalosporins, cephamycins, clavams, carbapenems and monobactams. Analysis of the results indicated a potential role of Strix aluco in the dissemination of epidemiologically-relevant Enterobacteriaceae, and, importantly, pose health risks to forest service workers, nature protection service and ornithologists. The results can also serve as the basis for further environmental studies.
eISSN:1898-2263
ISSN:1232-1966