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Table 2 Antimicrobial susceptibility profile of Listeria spp. isolated in Africa

From: Prevalence and characteristics of Listeria species from selected African countries

State/Country Sample source Organism Resistant Antibiotics Sensitive Antibiotics Reference
Ethiopia aRTE/Meat L. monocytogenes Penicillin and Nalidixic acid Amoxicillin, Gentamicin, Vancomycin, Cephalothin, Cloxacillin and Sulfamethoxazole [19]
Botswana RTE/Meat L. monocytogenes Penicillin G Fusidic acid, Erythromycin, Methicillin and Ampicillin [21]
Ethiopia Pregnant women L. monocytogenes Clindamycin, Penicillin G and Vancomycin Erythromycin and Ciprofloxacin [20]
South Africa Environment/waste water Listeria spp. Penicillin, Nalidixic acid and Erythromycin Amikacin, Gentamicin, Meropenem, Clindamycin, Ciprofloxacin, Streptomycin, Chloramphenicol [35]
South Africa RTE/Meat L. monocytogenes Streptomycin, Clindamycin and Fusidic acids Ampicillin, Kanamycin and Amikacin [8]
South Africa Environment/soil and water L. monocytogenes Tetracycline, Doxycycline, Penicillin, and Erythromycin Ampicillin, Gentamicin, Amikacin [9]
Nigeria RTE/Meat L. monocytogenes Penicillin, Cephalothin, Gentamicin, and Ciprofloxacin ND [12]
Nigeria RTE/Meat Listeria spp. Ampiclox (ampicillin/cloxacillin) and Amoxicillin Ciprofloxacin and Septrin (co-trimoxazole) [31]
Nigeria RTE/Meat L. monocytogenes Streptomycin and Sparfloxacin Rifampicin [5]
Nigeria RTE/Meat/chicken flock L. monocytogenes Ampicillin-cloxacillin and Cefuroxime Amoxicillin clavulanate [11]
Nigeria Beef/Pork/Chicken L. monocytogenes Amoxicillin, Tetracycline, Cloxacillin and Augmentin Gentamicin, Erythromycin [16]
Nigeria RTE/Meat/fomite L. monocytogenes Augmentin, Erythromycin, Tetracycline and Rifampicin Chloramphenicol, Gentamicin, Ampiclox and Clotrimoxazole [10]
Ghana Cow milk “Nunu” L. monocytogenes Neomycin Amoxicillin, Ampicillin, Erythromycin, Gentamycin, Penicillin, Rifampicin, and Vancomycin [17]
  1. aRTE Ready to eat foods (meat, vegetable, Milk). ND Not determined