TY - CHAP A1 - Jun Li A2 - Haihong Hao A3 - Abdul Sajid A4 - Heying Zhang A5 - Zonghui Yuan ED1 - Maria Teresa Mascellino Y1 - 2018-07-18 PY - 2018 T1 - Fluoroquinolone Resistance in Salmonella: Mechanisms, Fitness, and Virulence N2 - This book deals with the microorganism Salmonella. This bacterium is well known for a long time, being involved in systemic (typhus and paratyphus infections) and nonsystemic diseases such as food poisoning. Major and minor Salmonellae are widespread worldwide in developing countries and industrialized areas, respectively. In 2015, about 3576 Salmonella strains have been isolated from human infections in Italy. S. typhimurium and S. enteritidis are the most prevalent serotypes and represent 80% of cases of infections over the last 10 years. The antibiotic susceptibility decrease over the last decades is a big issue in the management of this bacterium, once considered easy to treat. The use of antibiotic combinations in order to overcome the microorganism resistance should be hoped. BT - Salmonella SP - Ch. 6 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.74699 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.74699 SN - 978-1-78923-445-9 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-01-18 ER -