TABLE 3Antibiotic-Resistant Disease-Causing Bacteria

DiseaseBacteriumAntibiotic Resistance
DysenteryShigella dysenteriaeMultidrug resistant
GonorrheaNeisseria gonorrhoeaePenicillin and tetracycline resistant
Nosocomial infections:Enterococcus speciesVancomycin resistant
Klebsiella speciesMultidrug resistant
Pseudomonas speciesMultidrug resistant
Staphylococcus aureusMethicillin resistant
PneumoniaStreptococcus pneumoniaeMultidrug resistant
TyphoidSalmonella entericaMultidrug resistant

SOURCE: Workshop presentation by David Heymann, World Health Organization, 1999.

From: Summary and Assessment

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Emerging Infectious Diseases from the Global to the Local Perspective: A Summary of a Workshop of the Forum on Emerging Infections.
Institute of Medicine (US) Forum on Emerging Infections; Davis JR, Lederberg J, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2001.
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