Impact of Antimicrobials use in chickens on emergence of drug-resistant Campylobacter organisms in humans

  • Elie K Barbour University of Zagaziq, Cairo
  • Diana Ahmadieh
  • Steve Harakeh
  • Taha Kumosani

Abstract

The objective of this review is to present the impact of uncontrolled use of antimicrobialagents in chicken husbandry on emergence of drug-resistant Campylobacterin humans. The absence of an Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System(ARMS) in most developing countries of the world, amidst trade’s globalization ofanimals and animal products, helped in the recent decade in spreading of drugresistantorganisms across the world’s food chains.The emergence of drug resistance in Campylobacter organisms was associated withtheir transmission from animals and their products to humans. This transmissionof drug-resistant Campylobacter resulted in serious failure of treatment regimensprescribed to infected humans.
Published
Jan 24, 2013
How to Cite
BARBOUR, Elie K et al. Impact of Antimicrobials use in chickens on emergence of drug-resistant Campylobacter organisms in humans. The International Arabic Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 4, jan. 2013. ISSN 2174-9094. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/IAJAA/article/view/576>. Date accessed: 16 jan. 2021.
Section
Articles

Keywords

Antimicrobials; chicken; drug-resistance; Campylobacter; humans