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Volume 19, Number 7—July 2013

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Ciprofloxacin-Resistant Campylobacter spp. in Retail Chicken, Western Canada

Agnes AgunosComments to Author , David Léger, Brent P. Avery, E. Jane Parmley, Anne Deckert, Carolee A. Carson, and Lucie Dutil
Author affiliations: Public Health Agency of Canada, Guelph, Ontario, Canada (A. Agunos, D. Léger, B.P. Avery, E.J. Parmley, A. Deckert, C.A. Carson); Public Health Agency of Canada, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada (L. Dutil)

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Campylobacter spp. isolated from retail chicken in Canada, by province, 2003–2010*

Province 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
British Columbia
Samples collected, no. 80 145 146 165
Campylobacter spp. isolates, no. (%) 28 (35.0) 50 (34.5) 77 (52.7) 70 (42.4)
Ciprofloxacin-resistant isolates, no. (%)




1 (3.6)
4 (8.0)
22 (28.6)
12 (17.1)
Saskatchewan
Samples collected, no. 145 155 141 161 150 132
Campylobacter spp. isolates, no. (%) 52 (35.9) 51 (32.9) 49 (34.8) 40 (24.8) 48 (32.0) 36 (27.3)
Ciprofloxacin-resistant isolates, no. (%)


3 (5.8)
1 (2.0)
3 (6.1)
4 (10)
7 (14.6)
4 (11.1)
Ontario
Samples collected, no. 166 316 303 312 320 311 328 232
Campylobacter spp. isolates, no. (%) 78 (47.0) 140 (44.3) 120 (39.6) 105 (33.7) 117 (36.6) 120 (38.6) 101 (30.8) 64 (27.6)
Ciprofloxacin-resistant isolates, no. (%)
3 (3.8)
3 (2.1)
3 (2.5)
3 (2.9)
1 (0.9)
5 (4.2)
1 (1.0)
3 (4.7)
Québec
Samples collected, no. 170 322 299 288 287 287 266 296
Campylobacter spp. isolates, no. (%) 94 (55.3) 158 (49.1) 103 (34.4) 100 (34.7) 59 (20.6) 54 (18.8) 52 (19.5) 63 (21.3)
Ciprofloxacin-resistant isolates, no. (%)
3 (3.2)
4 (2.5)
2 (1.9)
2 (2.0)
8 (13.6)
0
0
1 (1.6)
Maritimes
Samples collected, no. 55 199 190
Campylobacter spp. isolates, no. (%) 2 (3.6) 47 (23.6) 68 (35.8)
Ciprofloxacin-resistant isolates, no. (%) 0 2 (4.3) 3 (4.4)
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