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Author(s): P. Antunes
J. Machado
L. Peixe
Title: Illegal use of nitrofurans in food animals: contribution to humansalmonellosis?
Issue Date: 2006
Abstract: Recent observations in Portugal of a remarkable incidence (65%) of Salmonella isolates from severalsources (predominantly human and poultry) with decreased susceptibility to nitrofurantoin(MIC ++64 mg⁄ L), mostly comprising serogroup D isolates of Salmonella Enteritidis belonging todifferent phage types, suggest that illegal use of nitrofurans, especially in the poultry industry, mighthave contributed to the selection and prevalence of S. Enteritidis in food animals, and consequently tohuman salmonellosis in Portugal. Indiscriminate use of nitrofurans might also be implicated in theemergence of two multiresistant Salmonella Typhimurium clones disseminated throughout the country.
Subject: Ciências da Saúde, Ciências da saúde
Health sciences, Health sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências médicas e da saúde::Ciências da saúde
Medical and Health sciences::Health sciences
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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