From May 22nd to 24th, 2019 Svetlana Egorova, Senior Researcher of the Laboratory of Enteric Infections and Maria Makarova, Senior Researcher of the Laboratory for the Identification of Pathogens conducted the research “Study of the etiological structure and molecular genetic characteristics of the diarrhoea-causing pathogens in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” in the Laboratory of Bacteriology and Immunology of the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam). It was carried out within the framework of the Russian-Vietnamese Cooperation Program.
200 strains of Salmonella spp. and E.coli, isolated from humans and animals with acute enteric infections, as well as from environmental objects, were studied. During the research, new data were obtained on sensitivity to a wide range of antibiotics and the molecular genetic diversity of diarrhoea-causing pathogens in Vietnam.
Based on the obtained results, the scientists recommend continuing the in-depth study of the mechanisms of resistance to fluoroquinolones and β-lactams at the molecular-genetic level, as well as conducting a complete serological identification of E. coli and Salmonella spp strains using the bacteriological method.