Antimicrobial resistance profiles of Campylobacter jejuni isolates from wild birds in Sweden

J. Waldenstrom, D.J. Mevius, K.T. Veldman, T. Broman, D. Hasselquist, B. Olsen

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    Abstract

    In order to determine the occurrence and frequency of resistant strains of the bacterium Campylobacter jejuni and to establish baseline MICs ta isolates from an environmental reservoir, the resistance profiles of 10 antimicrobial substances were determined for 137 C. jejuni isolates from wild birds in Sweden. Observed MICs were generally low, with only low to moderate incidence of resistance to the tested compounds. One isolate, however, was resistant to nalidixic acid and ciprofloxacin, indicating that quinolone-resistant genotypes of C. jejuni have the potential to spread to wild bird hosts.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2438-2441
    JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
    Volume71
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

    Keywords

    • metronidazole resistance
    • escherichia-coli
    • migrating birds
    • food animals
    • human health
    • prevalence
    • selection
    • helicobacter
    • antibiotics
    • humans

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