[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP130100736]
Researchers Dr Darren Trott; Prof Mark Schembri; A/Prof Jacqueline Norris; Dr Justine Gibson; Dr Scott Beatson; Dr Stephen Page; Dr Andrew Allen; Dr Joanne Platell; A/Prof David Jordan; Dr Nicky Buller;
Brief description Multidrug-resistant extraintestinal E. coli and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus cause high morbidity and mortality in humans and have recently emerged in animals. This study will identify major animal reservoirs by establishing reference laboratories to co-ordinate an Australia-wide network of clinical isolate supply for characterization. Novel treatment and control strategies for recurrent urinary tract, skin and post-surgical infections will be investigated to reduce antibiotic selection pressure.
Funding Amount 529853
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects