The Induction of Quinolone Resistance in Campylobacter Bacteria in Broilers by Quinolone Treatment
Nowadays Campylobacter spp. are recognized as an important cause of human diarrhoea. Campylobacteriosis is mainly a food-borne infection and products of animal origin, in The Netherlands especially poultry meat, play a major role in transmission4,6. Most human Campylobacter infections are self-limiting and do not need antimicrobial therapy. However, in cases with severe symptoms or relapse medication is required. The drug of choice usually is erythromycin, although recently also fluoroquinolones, like ciprofloxacin or norfloxacin, are being used2,5.
KeywordsNalidixic Acid Poultry Meat Quinolone Resistance Broiler Chick Challenge Strain
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