Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 26th, 2002
"Fluoroquinolones are commonly used to treat gastroenteritis caused by Campylobacter species," explained Dr. Patrick F. McDermott and colleagues at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Laurel, Maryland. "Domestically acquired fluoroquinolone-resistant Campylobacter infection has been documented recently in the United States."
The use of these drugs in chickens may contribute to the rise of resistant Campylobacter strains, McDermott and coauthors...
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