Journal Article

Antibiotic susceptibilities of 94 isolates of <i>Yersinia pestis</i> to 24 antimicrobial agents

Eric Hernandez, Monique Girardet, Francoise Ramisse, Dominique Vidal and Jean-Didier Cavallo

in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Published on behalf of British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Volume 52, issue 6, pages 1029-1031
Published in print December 2003 | ISSN: 0305-7453
Published online December 2003 | e-ISSN: 1460-2091 | DOI:
Antibiotic susceptibilities of 94 isolates of Yersinia pestis  to 24 antimicrobial agents

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Ninety-four isolates of Yersinia pestis collected by the French army between 1964 and 1988 were evaluated for their susceptibilities to 24 antibiotics by the agar dilution method. All the isolates were susceptible to β-lactam antibiotics including imipenem, to fluoroquinolones, aminoglycosides and to doxycycline. The most active compounds were fluoroquinolone antibiotics, third-generation cephalosporins and aminoglycosides.

Keywords: Keywords: Y. pestis, antibiotic susceptibility, plague

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Subjects: Medical Oncology ; Critical Care

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