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In Vitro Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Bacterial Enteropathogens Isolated from International Travelers to Mexico, Guatemala, and India from 2006 to 2008

Jeannette Ouyang-Latimer, Syed Jafri, Audrey VanTassel, Zhi-Dong Jiang, Kaur Gurleen, Savio Rodriguez, Ranjan K Nandy, Thandavaryan Ramamurthy, Santanu Chatterjee, Robin McKenzie, Robert Steffen, Herbert L DuPont

Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2011


The incidence rates of travelers' diarrhea (TD) have remained high for the last 50 years. More recently, there have been increasing recommendations for self-initiated therapy and use of prophylactic drugs for TD. We last examined the in vitro susceptibilities of commonly used antibiotics against TD pathogens in 1997. We now examine 456 enteropathogens isolated from adult travelers to Mexico, India, and Guatemala with diarrhea acquired between 2006 and 2008 to determine changes in susceptibility against 10 different antimicrobials by the agar dilution method. Traditional antibiotics, such as ampicillin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, and doxycycline, continue to show high levels of resistance..

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