Metronidazole resistance in Campylobacter jejuni from poultry meat

Sigrid Rita Andersen, Naseer Mahmoud Shukri, Jeppe Boel, Peter Saadbye

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Abstract

The occurrence of metronidazole resistance was investigated among Campylobacter jejuni in raw poultry meat collected from supermarkets. MICs were determined by the agar dilution procedure in the testing range of 3 to 60 mu g/ml metronidazole. The MICs showed a bimodal distribution with a significant proportion of metronidazole-resistant isolates among C. jejuni from raw broiler and turkey meat. Metronidazole resistance occurred most frequently among turkey meat isolates (P <0.005). This is the first report of foodborne bacteria carrying metronidazole resistance.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Food Protection
Volume69
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)932-934
ISSN0362-028X
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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