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South Asia as a reservoir for the global spread of ciprofloxacin-resistant Shigella sonnei: A cross-sectional study.

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Antimicrobial resistance is a major issue in the Shigellae, particularly as a specific multidrug-resistant (MDR) lineage of Shigella sonnei (lineage III) is becoming globally dominant. Ciprofloxacin is a recommended treatment for Shigella infections. However, ciprofloxacin-resistant S. sonnei are being increasingly isolated in Asia and sporadically reported on other continents. We hypothesized that Asia is a primary hub for the recent international spread of ciprofloxa...

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Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
Role:
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Name:
Royal Society
Funding agency for:
Baker, S
Grant:
100087/Z/12/Z
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Name:
Wellcome Trust
Funding agency for:
Baker, S
Grant:
100087/Z/12/Z
098051
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Name:
National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia
Grant:
1023526
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Journal:
PLoS Medicine More from this journal
Volume:
13
Issue:
8
Pages:
e1002055
Publication date:
2016-08-01
Acceptance date:
2016-05-18
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ISSN:
1549-1676
Language:
English
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pubs:638071
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uuid:fade9564-b973-49b9-9bca-3ae621a32eee
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pubs:638071
Source identifiers:
638071
Deposit date:
2016-08-10

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