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Spread of antibiotic resistance with food-borne pathogens.

Abstract

This short review summarizes data on antibiotic resistance profiles of common food-borne pathogens like Salmonella sp., Escherichia coli, Campylobacter sp., Listeria monocytogenes, Clostridium perfringens, Staphylococcus aureus, and coagulase-negative staphylococci. As a flashlight on the literature of the last few years, it provides ample evidence that antibiotic resistance traits have entered the microflora of farm animals and the food produced from them. Molecular analysis of the resistance genes, where available, shows that the food microflora is not separated from its human counterpart and conjugative transfer of resistance genes has been demonstrated in vitro and in a few cases in vivo. For example, for Salmonella typhimurium, resistance towards tetracyclines has increased from zero in 1948 to a 98% level in certain epidemic populations of S. typhimurium DT104 in 1998. The high incidence of food-borne pathogens in raw meat and milk together with a high level of therapeutic, prophylactic and nutritional application of antibiotics in agriculture reveals an antibiotic resistance problem of global dimensions. The resistance problem in human medicine will not be solved if there is a constant influx of resistance genes into the human microflora via the food chain.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Food Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. teuber@ilw.agrl.ethz.ch

Source

Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS 56:9-10 1999 Nov 30 pg 755-63

MeSH

Animals
Animals, Domestic
Bacteria
Campylobacter
Clostridium perfringens
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Escherichia coli
Food Industry
Food Microbiology
Humans
Listeria monocytogenes
Salmonella
Staphylococcus

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11212335

Citation

Teuber, M. "Spread of Antibiotic Resistance With Food-borne Pathogens." Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences : CMLS, vol. 56, no. 9-10, 1999, pp. 755-63.
Teuber M. Spread of antibiotic resistance with food-borne pathogens. Cell Mol Life Sci. 1999;56(9-10):755-63.
Teuber, M. (1999). Spread of antibiotic resistance with food-borne pathogens. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences : CMLS, 56(9-10), pp. 755-63.
Teuber M. Spread of Antibiotic Resistance With Food-borne Pathogens. Cell Mol Life Sci. 1999 Nov 30;56(9-10):755-63. PubMed PMID: 11212335.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Spread of antibiotic resistance with food-borne pathogens. A1 - Teuber,M, PY - 2001/2/24/pubmed PY - 2001/3/3/medline PY - 2001/2/24/entrez SP - 755 EP - 63 JF - Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS JO - Cell. Mol. Life Sci. VL - 56 IS - 9-10 N2 - This short review summarizes data on antibiotic resistance profiles of common food-borne pathogens like Salmonella sp., Escherichia coli, Campylobacter sp., Listeria monocytogenes, Clostridium perfringens, Staphylococcus aureus, and coagulase-negative staphylococci. As a flashlight on the literature of the last few years, it provides ample evidence that antibiotic resistance traits have entered the microflora of farm animals and the food produced from them. Molecular analysis of the resistance genes, where available, shows that the food microflora is not separated from its human counterpart and conjugative transfer of resistance genes has been demonstrated in vitro and in a few cases in vivo. For example, for Salmonella typhimurium, resistance towards tetracyclines has increased from zero in 1948 to a 98% level in certain epidemic populations of S. typhimurium DT104 in 1998. The high incidence of food-borne pathogens in raw meat and milk together with a high level of therapeutic, prophylactic and nutritional application of antibiotics in agriculture reveals an antibiotic resistance problem of global dimensions. The resistance problem in human medicine will not be solved if there is a constant influx of resistance genes into the human microflora via the food chain. SN - 1420-682X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11212335/full_citation L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/antibioticresistance.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -