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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 89, No. 1, 1994, pp. 1-4
Bioline Code: oc94001
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 89, No. 1, 1994, pp. 1-4

 en A Salmonella Agona Outbreak in a Pediatric Hospital in the City of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Marise Dutra Asensi; Claude Andre Solari & Ernesto Hofer

Abstract

Six Salmonella Agona strains from an outbreak of 15 days
duration which occurred in a public hospital in Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil, were analyzed. The outbreak involved six
infants (mean age, 24 days; mean body weight, 1612 g), all of
them with severe clinical signs and symptoms. Two of them had
surgical implications, two were preterm and two had
respiratory distress at birth.

The Salmonella strains were resistant to nine antimicrobial agents (ampicillin, cephalotin, ceftriaxone, gentamicin, amykacin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, chloramphenicol and tetracyclin).

Analysis of the plasmid pattern of the wild strains and of the transconjugants confirmed that these were identical strains.

Keywords
Salmonella Agona - hospital infection - outbreak - antimicrobial resistance - plasmid pattern

 
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