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Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Typhimurium Associated with Rodents Purchased at Retail Pet Stores

Objectives:

  • Learn how antibiotics are frequently used in the “pocket pet” industry and how the use of antibiotics in pocket pets may select for antimicrobial resistance.
  • Learn how animal and human health may both be impacted by antimicrobial resistance. 
  • Learn how veterinarians in agriculture departments work with veterinarians and other health professionals in local, state and federal health departments to investigate and control zoonotic disease.
  • Learn how the use of antibiotics may select for the dissemination of gene cassettes conveying resistance to multiple antibiotics.

Based on actual events as reported in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), May 6, 2005 Volume 54 Number(17); pages 429-433

 

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