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Genome Sequence of a Novel Enterococcus faecalis Sequence Type 922 Strain Isolated from a Door Handle in the Intensive Care Unit of a District Hospital in Durban, South Africa.

Shobo CO, Amoako DG, Allam M, Ismail A, Essack SY, Bester LA.

Microbiol Resour Announc. 2019 Aug 29;8(35). pii: e00582-19. doi: 10.1128/MRA.00582-19.


Whole-Genome Shotgun Sequence of Drug-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Strain SA9, Isolated from a Slaughterhouse Chicken Carcass in South Africa.

Amoako DG, Somboro AM, Abia ALK, Allam M, Ismail A, Bester LA, Essack SY.

Microbiol Resour Announc. 2019 Jun 13;8(24). pii: e00489-19. doi: 10.1128/MRA.00489-19.


Genome analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from pigs: Detection of the clonal lineage ST398 in Cameroon and South Africa.

Founou LL, Founou RC, Allam M, Ismail A, Finyom Djoko C, Essack SY.

Zoonoses Public Health. 2019 Aug;66(5):512-525. doi: 10.1111/zph.12586. Epub 2019 May 24.


Draft Genome Sequence of Providencia rettgeri APW139_S1, an NDM-18-Producing Clinical Strain Originating from Hospital Effluent in South Africa.

Ntshobeni NB, Allam M, Ismail A, Amoako DG, Essack SY, Chenia HY.

Microbiol Resour Announc. 2019 May 23;8(21). pii: e00259-19. doi: 10.1128/MRA.00259-19.


Whole Genome Sequencing of Extended Spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae Isolated from Hospitalized Patients in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Founou RC, Founou LL, Allam M, Ismail A, Essack SY.

Sci Rep. 2019 Apr 18;9(1):6266. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-42672-2.


Genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from poultry and occupational farm workers in Umgungundlovu District, South Africa.

Amoako DG, Somboro AM, Abia ALK, Allam M, Ismail A, Bester L, Essack SY.

Sci Total Environ. 2019 Jun 20;670:704-716. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.03.110. Epub 2019 Mar 9.


Emergence and Spread of Extended Spectrum β-Lactamase Producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) in Pigs and Exposed Workers: A Multicentre Comparative Study between Cameroon and South Africa.

Founou LL, Founou RC, Ntshobeni N, Govinden U, Bester LA, Chenia HY, Djoko CF, Essack SY.

Pathogens. 2019 Jan 16;8(1). pii: E10. doi: 10.3390/pathogens8010010.


Genomic characterisation of Klebsiella michiganensis co-producing OXA-181 and NDM-1 carbapenemases isolated from a cancer patient in uMgungundlovu District, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa.

Founou RC, Founou LL, Allam M, Ismail A, Essack SY.

S Afr Med J. 2018 Dec 13;109(1):7-8. doi: 10.7196/SAMJ.2018.v109i1.13696. No abstract available.


Genomic characterisation of Staphylococcus aureus ST121 isolated from hospitalised patients in South Africa.

Founou RC, Founou LL, Allam M, Ismail A, Essack SY.

S Afr Med J. 2018 Nov 26;108(12):1007-1008. doi: 10.7196/SAMJ.2018.v108i12.13713. No abstract available.


Whole-Genome Sequence of a Novel Sequence Type 3136 Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Strain Isolated from a Hospitalized Patient in Durban, South Africa.

Ramsamy Y, Mlisana KP, Allam M, Ismail A, Singh R, Amoako DG, Essack SY.

Microbiol Resour Announc. 2018 Dec 13;7(23). pii: e01300-18. doi: 10.1128/MRA.01300-18. eCollection 2018 Dec.


Antibiotic resistance trends of ESKAPE pathogens in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa: A five-year retrospective analysis.

Ramsamy Y, Essack SY, Sartorius B, Patel M, Mlisana KP.

Afr J Lab Med. 2018 Dec 6;7(2):887. doi: 10.4102/ajlm.v7i2.887. eCollection 2018.


1,4,7-Triazacyclononane Restores the Activity of β-Lactam Antibiotics against Metallo-β-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae: Exploration of Potential Metallo-β-Lactamase Inhibitors.

Somboro AM, Amoako DG, Osei Sekyere J, Kumalo HM, Khan R, Bester LA, Essack SY.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2019 Jan 23;85(3). pii: e02077-18. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02077-18. Print 2019 Feb 1.


Extended spectrum beta-lactamase mediated resistance in carriage and clinical gram-negative ESKAPE bacteria: a comparative study between a district and tertiary hospital in South Africa.

Founou RC, Founou LL, Essack SY.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2018 Nov 14;7:134. doi: 10.1186/s13756-018-0423-0. eCollection 2018.


Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli harbouring mcr-1 gene isolated from pigs in South Africa.

Founou LL, Founou RC, Allam M, Ismail A, Essack SY.

S Afr Med J. 2018 Oct 2;108(10):796-797. doi: 10.7196/SAMJ.2018.v108i10.13508. No abstract available.


Draft genome sequence of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis isolate from swine.

Founou LL, Founou RC, Allam M, Ismail A, Essack SY.

J Glob Antimicrob Resist. 2018 Dec;15:250-251. doi: 10.1016/j.jgar.2018.10.016. Epub 2018 Oct 23.


In vitro potentiation of carbapenems with tannic acid against carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae: exploring natural products as potential carbapenemase inhibitors.

Somboro AM, Osei Sekyere J, Amoako DG, Kumalo HM, Khan R, Bester LA, Essack SY.

J Appl Microbiol. 2019 Feb;126(2):452-467. doi: 10.1111/jam.14141. Epub 2018 Nov 23.


Global antibiotic resistance: of contagion, confounders, and the COM-B model.

Essack SY, Sartorius B.

Lancet Planet Health. 2018 Sep;2(9):e376-e377. doi: 10.1016/S2542-5196(18)30187-6. No abstract available.


Mannitol-fermenting methicillin-resistant staphylococci (MRS) in pig abattoirs in Cameroon and South Africa: A serious food safety threat.

Founou LL, Founou RC, Essack SY, Djoko CF.

Int J Food Microbiol. 2018 Nov 20;285:50-60. doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2018.07.006. Epub 2018 Jul 18.


Diversity and Proliferation of Metallo-β-Lactamases: a Clarion Call for Clinically Effective Metallo-β-Lactamase Inhibitors.

Somboro AM, Osei Sekyere J, Amoako DG, Essack SY, Bester LA.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2018 Aug 31;84(18). pii: e00698-18. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00698-18. Print 2018 Sep 15. Review.


Draft genome sequences of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacter aerogenes isolated from swine and human.

Founou LL, Founou RC, Allam M, Ismail A, Essack SY.

J Glob Antimicrob Resist. 2018 Sep;14:70-71. doi: 10.1016/j.jgar.2018.06.006. Epub 2018 Jun 20.


Draft genome sequence of an extended-spectrum β-lactamase (CTX-M-15)-producing Escherichia coli ST10 isolated from a nasal sample of an abattoir worker in Cameroon.

Founou LL, Founou RC, Allam M, Ismail A, Essack SY.

J Glob Antimicrob Resist. 2018 Sep;14:68-69. doi: 10.1016/j.jgar.2018.06.004. Epub 2018 Jun 19.


Environment: the neglected component of the One Health triad.

Essack SY.

Lancet Planet Health. 2018 Jun;2(6):e238-e239. doi: 10.1016/S2542-5196(18)30124-4. No abstract available.


Faecal colonization of E. coli and Klebsiella spp. producing extended-spectrum beta-lactamases and plasmid-mediated AmpC in Mozambican university students.

Chirindze LM, Zimba TF, Sekyere JO, Govinden U, Chenia HY, Sundsfjord A, Essack SY, Simonsen GS.

BMC Infect Dis. 2018 May 30;18(1):244. doi: 10.1186/s12879-018-3154-1.


Antibiotic Resistance in Food Animals in Africa: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Founou LL, Amoako DG, Founou RC, Essack SY.

Microb Drug Resist. 2018 Jun;24(5):648-665. doi: 10.1089/mdr.2017.0383. Epub 2018 Apr 23. Review.


ISAba1 Regulated OXA-23 Carbapenem Resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii Strains in Durban, South Africa.

Agoba EE, Govinden U, Peer AKC, Osei Sekyere J, Essack SY.

Microb Drug Resist. 2018 Nov;24(9):1289-1295. doi: 10.1089/mdr.2017.0172. Epub 2018 Mar 20.


Multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacterial infections in a teaching hospital in Ghana.

Agyepong N, Govinden U, Owusu-Ofori A, Essack SY.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2018 Mar 9;7:37. doi: 10.1186/s13756-018-0324-2. eCollection 2018.


Spread of Plasmid-Encoded NDM-1 and GES-5 Carbapenemases among Extensively Drug-Resistant and Pandrug-Resistant Clinical Enterobacteriaceae in Durban, South Africa.

Pedersen T, Sekyere JO, Govinden U, Moodley K, Sivertsen A, Samuelsen Ø, Essack SY, Sundsfjord A.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Apr 26;62(5). pii: e02178-17. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02178-17. Print 2018 May.


Genome Sequencing of Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase (ESBL)-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae Isolated from Pigs and Abattoir Workers in Cameroon.

Founou LL, Founou RC, Allam M, Ismail A, Djoko CF, Essack SY.

Front Microbiol. 2018 Feb 9;9:188. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00188. eCollection 2018.


Clinical and economic impact of antibiotic resistance in developing countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Founou RC, Founou LL, Essack SY.

PLoS One. 2017 Dec 21;12(12):e0189621. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0189621. eCollection 2017. Review.


Emerging fluoroquinolone and ketolide resistance in Haemophilus parainfluenzae in South Africa.

Abotsi RE, Govinden U, Moodley K, Essack SY.

J Infect Dev Ctries. 2017 Apr 30;11(4):364-367. doi: 10.3855/jidc.8241. No abstract available.


Antibiotic Resistance in the Food Chain: A Developing Country-Perspective.

Founou LL, Founou RC, Essack SY.

Front Microbiol. 2016 Nov 23;7:1881. eCollection 2016. Review.


Surveillance of antibiotic use in the private sector in Namibia using sales and claims data.

Pereko DD, Lubbe MS, Essack SY.

J Infect Dev Ctries. 2016 Nov 24;10(11):1243-1249. doi: 10.3855/jidc.7329.


Antibiotic resistance profiles of Campylobacter species in the South Africa private health care sector.

Shobo CO, Bester LA, Baijnath S, Somboro AM, Peer AK, Essack SY.

J Infect Dev Ctries. 2016 Nov 24;10(11):1214-1221. doi: 10.3855/jidc.8165.


Colistin and tigecycline resistance in carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacteria: emerging resistance mechanisms and detection methods.

Osei Sekyere J, Govinden U, Bester LA, Essack SY.

J Appl Microbiol. 2016 Sep;121(3):601-17. doi: 10.1111/jam.13169. Epub 2016 Jul 4. Review.


Antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated from outpatients in urban and rural districts of Uganda.

Najjuka CF, Kateete DP, Kajumbula HM, Joloba ML, Essack SY.

BMC Res Notes. 2016 Apr 25;9:235. doi: 10.1186/s13104-016-2049-8.


Antimicrobial resistance in the WHO African region: current status and roadmap for action.

Essack SY, Desta AT, Abotsi RE, Agoba EE.

J Public Health (Oxf). 2017 Mar 1;39(1):8-13. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdw015.


In vitro evaluation of metal chelators as potential metallo- β -lactamase inhibitors.

Azumah R, Dutta J, Somboro AM, Ramtahal M, Chonco L, Parboosing R, Bester LA, Kruger HG, Naicker T, Essack SY, Govender T.

J Appl Microbiol. 2016 Apr;120(4):860-7. doi: 10.1111/jam.13085. Epub 2016 Mar 11.


Review of established and innovative detection methods for carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacteria.

Osei Sekyere J, Govinden U, Essack SY.

J Appl Microbiol. 2015 Nov;119(5):1219-33. doi: 10.1111/jam.12918. Epub 2015 Sep 24. Review.


NOTA: a potent metallo-β-lactamase inhibitor.

Somboro AM, Tiwari D, Bester LA, Parboosing R, Chonco L, Kruger HG, Arvidsson PI, Govender T, Naicker T, Essack SY.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2015 May;70(5):1594-6. doi: 10.1093/jac/dku538. Epub 2015 Jan 6. No abstract available.


Models for increasing the health workforce.

Essack SY.

S Afr Med J. 2012 Sep 7;102(11 Pt 1):830-2. doi: 10.7196/samj.5779.


Part III. Antibiotic supply chain and management in human health.

Essack SY, Schellack N, Pople T, van der Merwe L, Suleman F, Meyer JC, Gous AG, Benjamin D.

S Afr Med J. 2011 Jul 28;101(8 Pt 2):562-6. No abstract available.


Prevalence of antibiotic resistance in Campylobacter isolates from commercial poultry suppliers in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Bester LA, Essack SY.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2008 Dec;62(6):1298-300. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkn408. Epub 2008 Sep 26.


CMY-20, a novel AmpC-type beta-lactamase from South African clinical Escherichia coli isolates.

Mocktar C, Govinden U, Sturm AW, Essack SY.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2008 Apr;60(4):405-8. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2007.11.009. Epub 2008 Jan 22.


CTX-M-37 in Salmonella enterica serotype Isangi from Durban, South Africa.

Govinden U, Mocktar C, Moodley P, Sturm AW, Essack SY.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2006 Oct;28(4):288-91. Epub 2006 Sep 1.


Antibiotic use and resistance in public-sector hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal.

Essack SY, Connolly C, Sturm AW.

S Afr Med J. 2005 Nov;95(11):865-70.


Optimisation and characterisation of bioadhesive controlled release tetracycline microspheres.

Govender S, Pillay V, Chetty DJ, Essack SY, Dangor CM, Govender T.

Int J Pharm. 2005 Dec 8;306(1-2):24-40. Epub 2005 Oct 21.


Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate from South Africa with multiple TEM, SHV and AmpC beta-lactamases.

Essack SY, Hall LM, Livermore DM.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2004 Apr;23(4):398-400.


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