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Each month this website features an "article of the month", with a paper or series of interest to people working in microbiology around the globe. These articles can either be recently published or a classic paper that has helped you with your research, but they must be open-access so everybody can read them.

For June our article is a recently published paper from the open access journal Infection and Drug Resistance, entitled “High prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing pathogens: results of a surveillance study in two hospitals in Ujjain, India”. You can download the article here:

This paper was recommended by Dr Susanna Dunachie, Clinical Microbiologist and Immunologist at Mahidol Oxford Tropical Research Unit in Bangkok, Thailand. She writes “This article by Dr Pathak and colleagues at Gardi Medical College, Ujjain, India and the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden describes the spectrum of bacteria and their antimicrobial resistance profiles isolated from patient samples in two hospitals in a resource-limited setting. This is important because it informs local antimicrobial stewardship guidelines and also has wider implications worldwide, with the spread of antimicrobial resistance being a major global issue.  The high prevalence of ESBL producers in E. coli (69% of isolates) and K. pneumoniae (41%) in this setting is alarming and emphasises the urgent need for on-going research into future affordable antimicrobials”.    


This resource was originally posted in Global Health Microbiology