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Antimicrobial susceptibility of Brucella melitensis in Kazakhstan

Overview of attention for article published in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, December 2017
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Title
Antimicrobial susceptibility of Brucella melitensis in Kazakhstan
Published in
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, December 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13756-017-0293-x
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Authors

Alexandr Shevtsov, Marat Syzdykov, Andrey Kuznetsov, Alexandr Shustov, Elena Shevtsova, Kalysh Berdimuratova, Kasim Mukanov, Yerlan Ramankulov

Abstract

Kazakhstan belongs to countries with a high level of brucellosis among humans and farm animals. Although antibiotic therapy is the main way to treat acute brucellosis in humans there is still little information on a circulation of the antibiotic-resistant Brucella strains in the Central Eurasia. In this article we describe an occurrence of the drug resistance of Brucella melitensis isolates in Kazakhstan which is among the largest countries of the region. Susceptibilities to tetracyclin, gentamycin, doxycyclin, streptomycin and rifampicin were investigated in 329 clinical isolates of Brucella melitensis using E-test method. All isolates were susceptible to streptomycin, tetracycline and doxycycline. 97.3% of the Brucella isolates were susceptible to gentamycin, although only 37.4% of isolates were susceptible to rifampicin. 21.9% of isolates had intermediate resistance, and 26.4% of isolates were resistant to this antibacterial drug. Isolates of Brucella melitensis circulating in Kazakhstan are susceptible to streptomycin, doxicyclin, tetracyclin and gentamycin. At the same time the resistance to rifampicin is widespread, almost half of the isolates were rifampicin-resistant (including the intermediate resistance).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 49 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 16%
Student > Bachelor 7 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 6%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 6%
Other 10 20%
Unknown 14 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 14%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 6 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 8%
Other 6 12%
Unknown 17 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 January 2018.
All research outputs
#7,434,004
of 12,380,517 outputs
Outputs from Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
#428
of 541 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#182,366
of 352,970 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
#39
of 48 outputs
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