Antimicrobial drug resistance of Salmonella isolates from meat and humans, Denmark

Marianne Skov, Jens Strodl Andersen, Søren Aabo, Steen Ethelberg, Frank Møller Aarestrup, Anders Morten Hay Sørensen, Gitte Sørensen, Karl Pedersen, Steen Nordentoft, Katharina E. P. Olsen, Peter Gerner-Smidt, Dorte Lau Baggesen

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We compared 8,144 Salmonella isolates collected from meat imported to or produced in Denmark, as well as from Danish patients. Isolates from imported meat showed a higher rate of antimicrobial drug resistance, including multidrug resistance, than did isolates from domestic meat. Isolates from humans showed resistance rates lower than those found in imported meat but higher than in domestic meat. These findings indicate that programs for controlling resistant Salmonella spp. are a global issue.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases (Print Edition)
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)638-641
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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