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 μg/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.
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Research Article| April 01 2006
Metronidazole Resistance in Campylobacter jejuni from Poultry Meat
SIGRID RITA ANDERSEN;
SIGRID RITA ANDERSEN *
1Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research, Department of Microbiological Food Safety, Mørkhøj Bygade 19, DK-2860 Søborg, Denmark
* Author for correspondence. Present address: University College Oeresund, Faculty of Laboratory Sciences, Sigurdsgade 34, Copenhagen DK-2200 N, Denmark. Tel: + 45 35 86 06 80; E-mail: email@example.com.
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SIGRID RITA ANDERSEN, NASEER M. SHUKRI, JEPPE BOEL, PETER SAADBYE; Metronidazole Resistance in Campylobacter jejuni from Poultry Meat. J Food Prot 1 April 2006; 69 (4): 932–934. doi: https://doi.org/10.4315/0362-028X-69.4.932
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