Scientific Publications

2020

  1. Founou RC, Founou LL, Allam M, Ismail A, Essack SY. 2020. First Report of a Clinical Multi-Drug Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa ST532 Isolate Harbouring Ciprofloxacin-Modifying Enzyme (CrpP) in South Africa. J Global Antimicrob Resist. Doi: 1016/j.jgar.2020.05.012
  2. Founou LL, Founou RC, Essack SY. 2020. Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain: More than a Food Safety Issue. Preprint doi:10.20944/preprints202002.0309.v1

2019

  1. Founou RC, Founou LL, Allam M, Ismail A, Essack SY. 2019. Draft Genome Sequence of a Clinical Acinetobacter haemolyticus A109R1B4 Isolated from South Africa. J Glob Antimicrob Resist, 20. Doi: 10.1016/j.jgar.2019.10.015
  2. Founou LL, Founou RC, Allam M, Ismail A, Essack SY. 2019. Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase producing Klebsiella pneumoniae Isolated from Abattoir Worker in Cameroon. S Afr Med J, 109(11):820-821. Doi: 10.7196/SAMJ.2019.v109i11.14378
  3. Founou LL, Founou RC, Allam M, Ismail A, Djoko CF, Essack SY. 2019. Genome analysis of methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from pigs: Detection of the clonal lineage ST398 in Cameroon and South Africa. Zoonoses Public Health. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/zph.12586
  4. Founou RC, Founou LL, Allam M, Ismail A, Essack SY 2019. Whole Genome Sequencing of Extended Spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae Isolated from Hospitalized Patients in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Sci Rep, 9 (6266). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-42672-2
  5. Founou LL, Founou RC, Ntshobeni N, Govinden U, Bester LA, Chenia HY, Djoko CF, Essack SY. 2019. 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. Pathogens, 8(1). doi:10.3390/pathogens8010010
  6. Founou RC, Nwobegahay J, Gandji R, Tsayem C, Yopa S, Kuete M, Founou LL. 2019. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in a Black African Man: A Cameroonian Case Report. J Leuk, 7:1. DOI: 10.4172/2329-6917.1000254

2018

  1. Founou RC, Founou LL, Allam M, Ismail A, Essack SY. 2018. 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. S Afr Med J, 109(1), 7-8. doi:10.7196/SAMJ.2018.v109i1.13696
  2. Founou RC, Founou LL, Allam M, Ismail A, Essack SY. 2018. Genomic characterisation of Staphylococcus aureus ST121 isolated from hospitalised patients in South Africa. S Afr Med J, 108(12), 1007-1008. doi:10.7196/SAMJ.2018.v108i12.13713
  3. Founou LL, Founou RC, Allam M, Ismail A, Essack SY. 2018. Draft genome sequence of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis isolate from swine. J Glob Antimicrob Resist, 15, 250-251. doi:10.1016/j.jgar.2018.10.016
  4. Founou RC, Founou LL, Essack SY. 2018. 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. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control, 7, 134. doi:10.1186/s13756-018-0423-0
  5. Founou LL, Founou RC, Allam M, Ismail A, Essack SY. 2018. Extended Spectrum β-Lactamase-Producing Escherichia coli Harbouring mcr-1 Gene Isolated from Pigs in South Africa. S Afr Med J, 108(10):796-797. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2018.v108i10.13508
  6. Founou LL, Founou RC, Essack SY, Djoko C. 2018. Mannitol-Fermenting Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococci (MRS) in Pig Abattoirs in Cameroon and South Africa: A Serious Food Safety Threat. Int J Food Microbiol, 285: 50-60. DOI:10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2018.07.006.
  7. Founou LL, Founou RC, Allam M, Ismail A, Essack SY. 2018. 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. J Global Antimicrob Resist, 14:68-69; doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgar.2018.06.004
  8. Founou LL, Founou RC, Allam M, Ismail A, Essack SY. 2018. Draft genome sequences of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacter aerogenes isolated from swine and human. J Global Antimicrob Resist, 14:70-71, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgar.2018.06.006
  9. Founou LL, Amoako D, Founou RC, Essack SY. 2018. Antibiotic Resistance in Food Animals in Africa: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Microb Drug Resist, doi: 10.1089/mdr.2017.0383.
  10. Founou LL, Founou RC, Allam M, Ismail A, Djoko FC, Essack SY. 2018. Whole Genome Sequencing of Circulating ESBL-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae Isolated from Pigs and Abattoir Workers in Cameroon. Front Microbiol, 9:188. doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.00188.

2017

RC Founou, Founou LL, Essack SY. 2017. Clinical and Economic Impact of Antibiotic Resistance in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PloS ONE, 12(12): e0189621. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0189621.

2016

Founou LL, Founou RC, Essack SY. 2016. Antibiotic Resistance in the Food Chain: A Developing Country-Perspective. Front Microbiol, 7:1881. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01881.

2015

Njoungang LL, Nwobegahay JM, Ayangma CR, Njukeng AP, Kengne M, Abeng EM, Mama EA, Mathieu Tchouamo M, Ter Goon D, 2015. Prevalence and antibiotic resistance patterns of strains of Staphylococcus aureus isolated at the Yaounde Military Hospital, Cameroon. Microbiol Res Int, 3(4): 56-63.

Scientific Posters

  1. 30th ECCMID 2020 Poster Presentation “Genetic diversity evident from comparative genome analysis of ESBL-producing Escherichia coli isolated from swine microbiomes in Cameroon and South Africa” 18 – 21 April 2020, Paris, France
  2. 9th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference Poster Presentation “Emergence and Spread of Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase -Producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) in Pigs and Exposed Workers: A Multicentre Comparative Study Between Cameroon and South Africa”, March 2018, New-York, United States of America
  3. UKZN College of Health Sciences Research Symposium “Antibiotic Resistance in Food Animals in Africa: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”, September 2016, Durban, South Africa
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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.
Dr Luria Founou and colleagues published an article revealing that Extended spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) posed a serious threat in the food chain and by extension for the global health. The authors recommend the implementation of effective strategies for antibiotic resistance containment through the farm-to-plate continuum in Cameroon and South Africa.
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Draft genome sequences of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacter aerogenes isolated from swine and human
Dr Luria Founou and colleagues, reported on the genome sequences of two Enterobacter aerogenes strains (HN503E2II and PN108E5IIB) isolated from two Cameroonian abattoirs. Using an Illumina MiSeq platform, the researchers de novo assembled the raw reads using CLC Genomics Workbench and SPAdes. The assembled contigs were annotated, and antibiotic resistance genes, virulence factors and plasmids were identified through in silico analyses. The authors revealed that the genome of...
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Genome analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from pigs: Detection of the clonal lineage ST398 in Cameroon and South Africa.
CEDBCAM researchers found that livestock-associated MRSA clonal lineage ST398 (spa-type t011, type Vc SCCmec) is already present in pigs both Cameroon and South Africa and is probably underestimated in the absence of molecular epidemiological studies. They revealed the serious food safety and public health threat associated with this animal strain and underscores the need for interventions to contain this resistant clone.
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