Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

Volume 9, Number 2—February 2003

Dispatch

Fluoroquinolone Resistance in Campylobacter jejuni Isolates in Travelers Returning to Finland: Association of Ciprofloxacin Resistance to Travel Destination

Antti Hakanen*†Comments to Author , Hannele Jousimies-Somer‡§1, Anja Siitonen‡, Pentti Huovinen*, and Pirkko Kotilainen†
Author affiliations: *National Public Health Institute, Turku, Finland; †Turku University Central Hospital, Turku, Finland; ‡National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland; §Mehiläinen Hospital, Helsinki, Finland; 1Dr. Jousimies-Somer is deceased.

Main Article

Table 1

Origin of 354 Campylobacter jejuni isolates from travelers returning to Finland and proportion of ciprofloxacin-resistant isolates during two collection periods

Geographic area 1995–1997
1998–2000
All isolates % Ciprofloxacin resistant All isolates % Ciprofloxacin resistant
Africa
24
17
8
38
America
4
0
3
67
Asia
78
45a
57
72a
Southeast Asia
28
61
39
77
Other areas
50
36
18
61
Europe
93
44
73
51
Mediterranean area
64
59
48
69
Other areas
29
10
25
16
Total 205b 40a 149c 60a

aDifference is statistically significant (p<0.01).

bOne isolate from Australia and five isolates of unknown origin included.

cEight isolates of unknown origin included.

Main Article

TOP