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Volume 10, Number 5—May 2004


Antimicrobial Resistance in Commensal Flora of Pig Farmers

Hélène Aubry-Damon*, Karine Grenet†, Penda Sall-Ndiaye‡, Didier Che*, Eugenio Cordeiro*, Marie-Elisabeth Bougnoux¶, Emma Rigaud‡, Yann Le Strat*, Véronique Lemanissier*, Laurence Armand-Lefèvre†, Didier Delzescaux§, Jean-Claude Desenclos*, Michel Liénard‡, and Antoine Andremont†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *National Institute for Public Health, Saint-Maurice, France; †Bichat Hospital, Assistance Publique, Paris, France; ‡National Medical Insurance System for Agriculture, Bagnolet, France; §National Federation of Cattle and Pig Raisers, Paris, France; ¶Hôpital Ambroise Paré, Paris, France

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Table 5

Frequency of use of masks and gloves by 113 pig farmers during selected farming activity

Activity No. (%) with that activity No. (%) usinga
Masks Gloves
Food preparation, daily or often
109 (96)
4 (3.6)
8 (7.3)
Manual food distribution, handling, or mixing
78 (69)
4 (5.2)
5 (6.4)
Handling of pig feces, daily or often
87 (77)
2 (2.3)
7 (8.0)
Antibiotic administration to animals 112 (99) 4 (3.5) 9 (8.0)

aDuring that activity.

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