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Multiply-Resistant Clones of Salmonella typhimurium in Britain: Epidemiological and Laboratory Aspects

  • B. Rowe
  • E. J. Threlfall

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Human Infection Phage Type Epidemic Spread Resistance Plasmid Multiresistant Strain 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Rowe
    • 1
  • E. J. Threlfall
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Enteric PathogensPublic Health Laboratory ServiceLondon NW9 5HTUK

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