Salmonella Typhi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Fluoroquinolone Decreased Susceptibility on the Rise

@inproceedings{Lunguya2012SalmonellaTI,
  title={Salmonella Typhi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Fluoroquinolone Decreased Susceptibility on the Rise},
  author={Octavie Lunguya and Veerle Lejon and Marie-France Phoba and Sophie Bertrand and Raymond Vanhoof and Jan L Verhaegen and Anthony Marius Smith and Karen H Keddy and Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum and Jan Jacobs},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Drug resistance of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (Salmonella Typhi) to first-line antibiotics is emerging in Central Africa. Although increased use of fluoroquinolones is associated with spread of resistance, Salmonella Typhi with decreased ciprofloxacin susceptibility (DCS) has rarely been reported in Central Africa. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS As part of a microbiological surveillance study in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), Salmonella Typhi isolates from… CONTINUE READING
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