Antimicrobials Increase Travelers' Risk of Colonization by Extended-Spectrum Betalactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae

@inproceedings{Kantele2015AntimicrobialsIT,
  title={Antimicrobials Increase Travelers' Risk of Colonization by Extended-Spectrum Betalactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae},
  author={Anu Kantele and Tinja L{\"a}{\"a}veri and Sointu Mero and Katri Vilkman and Sari H. Pakkanen and Jukka P Ollgren and Jenni Antikainen and Juha Kirveskari},
  booktitle={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND More than 300 million travelers visit regions with poor hygiene annually. A significant percentage of them become colonized by resistant intestinal bacteria such as extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) and may transmit the strains to others and to medical care settings when they return home. Despite the threats to global healthcare caused by an upsurge in antimicrobial resistance, no effort has been centered on prevention of colonization while… CONTINUE READING
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