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Resistance of Yersinia pestis to antimicrobial agents

Resistance of Yersinia pestis to antimicrobial agents

Antimicrobial Agents and ChemoTherapy 50(10): 3233-3236

This article discusses the epidemiology, prevalence and treatment of plague. A brief description on the transmission of plague (including its acquisition through bites of Pulex irritans) is provided. Common antibacterial agents used for the treatment of plague include sulfonamides, streptomycin, tetracycline, chloramphenicol, aminoglycosides and fluoroquinolones. The resistance mechanisms of Yersinia pestis to antibiotics are emphasized.

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Accession: 012816449

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PMID: 17005799

DOI: 10.1128/aac.00306-06

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