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The attribution of human infections with antimicrobial resistant Salmonella bacteria in Denmark to sources of animal origin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17883315     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Based on the Danish Salmonella surveillance in 2000-2001, we developed a mathematical model for quantifying the contribution of each major animal-food sources to human salmonellosis caused by antimicrobial resistant bacteria. Domestic food products accounted for 53.1% of all cases, mainly caused by table eggs (37.6%). A large proportion (19%) of cases were travel related, while 18% could not be associated with any source. Imported food products accounted for 9.5% of all cases; the most important source being imported chicken. Multidrug and quinolone resistance was rarely found in cases acquired from Danish food, but was common in cases related to imported products (49.7% and 35.6% of attributable cases) and travelling (26.5% and 38.3% of attributable cases). For most serovars, the quinolone-resistant isolates were found to be associated with relatively more human infections than that of resistant isolates, which in turn was higher than that of susceptible isolates. This may be due to quinolone-resistant isolates having a higher ability to survive food processing and/or cause disease. This study showed domestic food to be the most important source of Salmonella infections in Denmark, but infections with multidrug- and quinolone-resistant isolates were more commonly caused by imported food products and travelling, emphasizing the need for a global perspective on food safety and antimicrobial usage.
Tine Hald; Danilo M A Lo Fo Wong; Frank M Aarestrup
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Foodborne pathogens and disease     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1535-3141     ISO Abbreviation:  Foodborne Pathog. Dis.     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-21     Completed Date:  2007-12-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101120121     Medline TA:  Foodborne Pathog Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology*
Colony Count, Microbial
Denmark / epidemiology
Drug Resistance, Bacterial*
Eggs / microbiology
Food Contamination / analysis*
Food Microbiology
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Risk Assessment*
Salmonella / drug effects*
Salmonella Food Poisoning / drug therapy*,  epidemiology,  microbiology
Salmonella enterica
Sentinel Surveillance
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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