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Title: Shigella and Salmonella serogroups and their antibiotic susceptibility patterns in Ethiopia
Authors: Asrat, D.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: In this study, the serogroup and susceptibility patterns of Shigella and Salmonella spp. isolated from stool cultures were determined using standard laboratory procedures. Among the 76 Shigella isolates serogroup B [Sh. flexeneri] was the most prevalent species [54.0%] and among the 37 Salmonella strains serogroup B was also the most prevalent [81.1%]. Antibiograms of Shigella and Salmonella spp. showed 100% resistance to erythromycin and high resistance rates [>/= 75%] to ampicillin, cephalothin, chloramphenicol and tetracycline. Salmonella spp. Also had high resistance to gentamicin, sulphonamide, and trimethoprim- sulfamethoxazole. Shigella were susceptible to gentamicin [100%] and nalidixic acid [97.3%] and Shigella and Salmonella were 100.0% susceptible to norfloxacin
Description: 760-767
Keywords: Salmonella
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Prevalence
Ampicillin Resistance
Feces
Feces
Gentamicins
Erythromycin
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Norfloxacin
Subject: Shigella
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117490
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1404/14_4_2008_0760_0767.pdf
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