Antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli isolates obtained from animals, foods and humans in Spain

Citation
Y. Saenz et al., Antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli isolates obtained from animals, foods and humans in Spain, INT J ANT A, 18(4), 2001, pp. 353-358
Citations number
26
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Microbiology
Journal title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS
ISSN journal
0924-8579 → ACNP
Volume
18
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
353 - 358
Database
ISI
SICI code
0924-8579(2001)18:4<353:ARIECI>2.0.ZU;2-3
Abstract
Antibiotic resistance was investigated in 474 Escherichia coli isolates rec overed from animal faeces (broilers. pigs, pets, bulls and horses). human f aeces (patients and healthy volunteers) and food products of animal origin. E, coli isolates (3260) recovered from human significant infectious sample s were also included. There was a high frequency of nalidixic acid, ciprofl oxacin and gentamicin resistance in E. coli isolates from broilers (88, 38 and 40%, respectively), and from foods (53, 13 and 17%). High levels of res istance to trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole and tetracycline have been found in E. coli isolates from broilers, pigs and foods. These data raise importa nt questions about the potential impact of antibiotic use in animals and th e possible entry of resistant pathogens into the food chain. (C) 2001 Elsev ier Science B.V. and International Society of Chemotherapy. All rights rese rved.