Lack of antimicrobial resistance in Yersinia pestis isolates from 17 countries in the Americas, Africa, and Asia.

@article{Urich2012LackOA,
  title={Lack of antimicrobial resistance in Yersinia pestis isolates from 17 countries in the Americas, Africa, and Asia.},
  author={Sandra K Urich and Linda J Chalcraft and Martin E. Schriefer and Brook M. Yockey and Jeannine M. Petersen},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2012},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={555-8}
}
Yersinia pestis is the causative agent of plague, a fulminant disease that is often fatal without antimicrobial treatment. Plasmid (IncA/C)-mediated multidrug resistance in Y. pestis was reported in 1995 in Madagascar and has generated considerable public health concern, most recently because of the identification of IncA/C multidrug-resistant plasmids in other zoonotic pathogens. Here, we demonstrate no resistance in 392 Y. pestis isolates from 17 countries to eight antimicrobials used for… CONTINUE READING
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