Whole genome sequence analysis of Shigella from Malawi identifies fluoroquinolone resistance

George E. Stenhouse, Khuzwayo C. Jere, Chikondi Peno, Rebecca J. Bengtsson, End Chinyama, Jonathan Mandolo, Amy Cain, Miren Iturriza-Gómara, Naor Bar-Zeev, Nigel A. Cunliffe, Jennifer Cornick, Kate S. Baker*

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Increasing antimicrobial resistance and limited alternative treatments have led to fluoroquinolone-resistant Shigella strain inclusion on the WHO global priority pathogens list. In this study we characterized multiple Shigella isolates from Malawi with whole genome sequence analysis, identifying the acquirable fluoroquinolone resistance determinant qnrS1.

Original languageEnglish
Article number000532
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalMicrobial Genomics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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  • AMR
  • FQR
  • Shigella
  • WGS


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