ESBL-Producing Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhi in Traveler Returning from Guatemala to Spain


Juan José González-López,corresponding author Nuria Piedra-Carrasco, Fernando Salvador, Virginia Rodríguez, Adrián Sánchez-Montalvá, Anna M. Planes, Israel Molina, and M. Nieves Larrosa


We report a case of typhoid fever in a traveler returning to Spain from Guatemala that was caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi which produced an extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL). This finding demonstrates the presence of ESBL-producing S. enterica ser. Typhi strains in the Americas. Enhanced surveillance is necessary to prevent further spread.


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