First detection of oqxAB in Salmonella spp. isolated from food

Marcus Ho Yin Wong, Sheng Chen

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Abstract

Food-borne salmonellosis is an important public health problem worldwide and the second leading cause of food-borne illnesses in Hong Kong. In this study, the prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella in meat products in Hong Kong were determined. Interestingly, a plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) gene combination, oqxAB, which mediates resistance to nalidixic acid, chloramphenicol, and olaquindox, was for the first time detectable on the chromosomes of two Salmonella enterica serovar Derby isolates. Further surveillance of oqxAB in Salmonella will be needed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)658-660
Number of pages3
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Volume57
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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