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.
- metronidazole resistance
- migrating birds
- food animals
- human health
Waldenstrom, J., Mevius, D. J., Veldman, K. T., Broman, T., Hasselquist, D., & Olsen, B. (2005). Antimicrobial resistance profiles of Campylobacter jejuni isolates from wild birds in Sweden. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 71(5), 2438-2441. https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.71.5.2438-2441.2005