Antimicrobial resistance and virulence genes of non-typhoidal Salmonella isolates in The Gambia and Senegal.

@article{Dione2011AntimicrobialRA,
  title={Antimicrobial resistance and virulence genes of non-typhoidal Salmonella isolates in The Gambia and Senegal.},
  author={Michel Mainack Dione and Usman Nurudeen Ikumapayi and Debasish Saha and Nuredin Ibrahim Mohammed and Richard A. Adegbola and Stanny Geerts and Margareta M. Ieven and Martin Antonio},
  journal={Journal of infection in developing countries},
  year={2011},
  volume={5 11},
  pages={765-75}
}
INTRODUCTION The prevalence of virulence genes in non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) and its association with commonly used antibiotics in West Africa is unknown. METHODOLOGY We tested 185 NTS isolates from children, animals, and food products for the presence of twelve virulence genes by PCR. Ten of the virulence genes tested belonged to the five Salmonella pathogenicity islands implicated in its pathogenesis. RESULTS Ten of twelve virulence genes except sopE and pefA were present in at least… CONTINUE READING