Antibacterial Resistance, Wayampis Amerindians, French Guyana
Published Date:Jun 2004
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 10(6):1150-1153.
Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial
Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Indians, South American
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
RNA, Ribosomal, 16S
Description:Drug resistance in fecal bacteria was high in Wayampis Amerindians who did not take antibacterial agents and were not hospitalized for 1 year. In the Wayampis Amerindians, an isolated traditional community in French Guyana, antibacterial use was 0.64 treatments per person per year. Hospitalization rate was 6.1% per year. Antibacterial drug-resistant bacteria can spread in persons who are not taking antibacterial agents.
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