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National surveillance for antibiotic resistance in zoonotic enteric pathogens.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9532673     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Treatment of food-producing animals with antimicrobial agents that are important in human therapy may present a public health risk by the transfer of resistant zoonotic pathogens from animals to humans. Resistant bacteria can diminish the effectiveness of antibiotics and demand the use of more expensive or less safe alternatives. In 1996, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) established the National Antimicrobial Monitoring System to prospectively monitor changes in antimicrobial susceptibilities of zoonotic pathogens from human and animal clinical specimens, healthy farm animals, and carcasses of food-producing animals at slaughter plants. This article describes the development, implementation, and objectives of the monitoring system and presents initial data generated by the system.
L Tollefson; F J Angulo; P J Fedorka-Cray
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0749-0720     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Clin. North Am. Food Anim. Pract.     Publication Date:  1998 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-05-07     Completed Date:  1998-05-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511905     Medline TA:  Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  141-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Office of Surveillance and Compliance, Center for Veterinary Medicine, United States Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Maryland, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Campylobacter / drug effects*
Data Collection
Drug Resistance, Microbial*
Escherichia coli O157 / drug effects*
Public Health
Salmonella / drug effects*
United States
United States Department of Agriculture / statistics & numerical data
Zoonoses / epidemiology,  microbiology*

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