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Volume 10, Number 6—June 2004

Research

Quinolone-resistant Campylobacter Infections in Denmark: Risk Factors and Clinical Consequences1

Jørgen Engberg*†Comments to Author , Jakob Neimann‡, Eva Møller Nielsen§2, Frank Møller Aarestrup§, and Vivian Fussing*3
Author affiliations: *Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark; †Herlev University Hospital, Herlev, Denmark; ‡Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research, Søborg, Denmark; §Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Table 1

Quinolone resistance by history of recent foreign travel and comparison with Campylobacter isolates from food products and broiler chickens

Species Quinolone-resistant isolates
Total no. (N = 1,204) Human (n = 678)
Food (n = 180)
Broiler chickens (n = 49)
Travel (n = 152)
Domestic (n = 526)
No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%)
C. jejuni
1,118
137
48.2
506
9.9
153
8.5
39
5.2
C. coli
79
15
66.7
14
7.1
27
29.6
10

C. lari
1
0

1
100
0

0

C. spp.a
6
0

1
20
0

0

Total 1,204 152 50.0 526 9.9 180 13.7 49 5.2

aSpeciation not performed.

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1This study was presented in part at the 12th International Workshop on Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Organisms, September 6–10, 2003, Aarhus, Denmark.

2Current affiliation is Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark.

3Current affiliation is Danish Toxicology Centre, Hørsholm, Denmark.

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