Antimicrobial Drug Resistance in Escherichia coli from Humans and Food Animals, United States, 1950–2002

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  • Tadesse D
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Abstract

We conducted a retrospective study of Escherichia coli isolates recovered from human and food animal samples during 1950–2002 to assess historical changes in antimicrobial drug resistance. A total of 1,729 E. coli isolates (983 from humans, 323 from cattle, 138 from chickens, and 285 from pigs) were tested for susceptibility to 15 antimicrobial drugs. A signifi cant upward trend in resistance was observed for ampicillin (p

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  • Food Animals

  • United States

  • Daniel A Tadesse

  • Shaohua Zhao

  • Emily Tong

  • Sherry Ayers

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