• Journal Article

Animal-to-man transmission of antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella: investigations of U.S. outbreaks, 1971-1983

Citation

Holmberg, S., Wells, J. G., & Cohen, M. L. (1984). Animal-to-man transmission of antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella: investigations of U.S. outbreaks, 1971-1983. Science, 225(4664), 833-835.

Abstract

The importance and origin of antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella infections were examined in 52 outbreaks investigated by the Centers for Disease Control between 1971 and 1983. The case fatality rate was higher for patients infected with antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella (4.2 percent) than for those with antimicrobial-sensitive infections (0.2 percent). In the 38 outbreaks with identified sources, food animals were the source of 11 (69 percent) of 16 resistant and 6 (46 percent) of 13 sensitive outbreak strains