Metronidazole resistance in Campylobacter jejuni from poultry meat

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

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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
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)932-934
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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