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Emerg Infect Dis. 2004 Jun;10(6):1150-3.

Antibacterial resistance, Wayampis Amerindians, French Guyana.

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Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, France.

Abstract

Drug resistance in fecal bacteria was high in Wayampis Amerindians who did not take antibacterial agents and were not hospitalized for 1 year. In the Wayampis Amerindians, an isolated traditional community in French Guyana, antibacterial use was 0.64 treatments per person per year. Hospitalization rate was 6.1% per year. Antibacterial drug-resistant bacteria can spread in persons who are not taking antibacterial agents.

PMID:
15207074
PMCID:
PMC3323165
DOI:
10.3201/eid1006.031015
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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