Low-level fluoroquinolone resistance among Campylobacter jejuni isolates in Australia.

  title={Low-level fluoroquinolone resistance among Campylobacter jejuni isolates in Australia.},
  author={Leanne E. Unicomb and John K. Ferguson and Russell J. Stafford and Rosie Ashbolt and Martyn D. Kirk and Niels G. Becker and Mahomed Said Patel and Gwendolyn L. Gilbert and Mary Valcanis and Lance Mickan},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={42 10},
BACKGROUND Ciprofloxacin-resistant Campylobacter jejuni isolates obtained from infected patients in Australia have not been detected in studies of isolates from specific geographic areas. The Australian government has prohibited the use of fluoroquinolone in food-producing animals. To assess the impact of this policy, we have examined the antimicrobial susceptibility of isolates from 5 Australian states. METHODS We conducted a period-prevalence survey of the susceptibility of C. jejuni… CONTINUE READING


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