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Nalidixic acid-resistant strains of salmonella showing decreased susceptibility to fluoroquinolones in the midwestern region of the Republic of Ireland due to mutations in the gyrA Gene▿
Ryan, Michael P.; Dillon, Colm; Adley, Catherine C.
Salmonellosis is a significant public health problem worldwide. It has been implicated in a number of food-borne outbreaks in the Republic of Ireland; its prevention, surveillance, and control have become a public health priority. To date, over 2,000 serotypes of Salmonella have been identified (6). The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has called for the monitoring of both nalidixic acid and ciprofloxacin resistance levels in this bacterium at both country- and European Union wide levels (4).
Keyword(s): nalidixic; acid-resistant strains; salmonella; decreased susceptibility; fluoroquinolones; midwestern region; republic of ireland; mutations; gyrA; gene
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Type: Contribution to newspaper/magazine
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University of Limerick
Citation(s): Journal of Clinical Microbiology;49, 5, pp. 2077-2079
Publisher(s): American Society for Microbiology
First Indexed: 2017-10-15 06:45:55 Last Updated: 2017-11-09 06:34:47