Multiply-Resistant Clones of Salmonella typhimurium in Britain: Epidemiological and Laboratory Aspects
In Britain, salmonellosis is the most important cause of food-poisoning and Salmonella typhimurium causes about 25 per cent of all human salmonella infections each year. Poultry and cattle are the main sources of human infections with this serotype and phage typing studies have demonstrated that in general the poultry-associated phage types are almost exclusively drug-sensitive whereas the majority of cattle-associated types are resistant to antimicrobial drugs. This reflects the use of antibiotics in the different animal species.
KeywordsHuman Infection Phage Type Epidemic Spread Resistance Plasmid Multiresistant Strain
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