The prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in human faecal flora in South Africa.

@article{Shanahan1993ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in human faecal flora in South Africa.},
  author={P. M. A. Shanahan and B. A. Wylie and Peter V. Adrian and Hendrik Koornhof and Christopher J. Thomson and Sebastian G. B. Amyes},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={1993},
  volume={111 2},
  pages={
          221-8
        }
}
Between January and March 1992, 361 faecal specimens were collected from the healthy black population in the Transvaal Province of South Africa. Each specimen was examined for the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in commensal bacteria. Volunteers, from both rural and urban dwellings, were divided into four age groups. The overall carriage rate of resistance varied from 88.6% for ampicillin, 74.2% for trimethoprim, 52.6% for chloramphenicol, 10.2% for nalidixic acid to 7.5% for gentamicin… CONTINUE READING

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