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Genetic evaluation of ESBL-producing Escherichia coli urinary isolates in Otago, New Zealand


The incidence of infections with ESBL-producing Escherichia coli (ESBL-Ec) in New Zealand is increasing. ESBL-Ec most commonly cause urinary tract infections and are seen in both community and hospitalized patients. The reason for the increasing incidence of ESBL-Ec infections is unknown.

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