Treating Intestinal E. Coli Infection With Antibiotic May Reduce Duration of Bacterial Carriage

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In the E coli outbreak in Germany in May 2011, treatment with azithromycin was associated with a lower frequency of long-term carriage of the bacteria and shorter duration of shedding of the bacteria in stool specimens, according to a study in the March 14 issue of JAMA.

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JAMA and Archives Journals (2012, March 13). Treating intestinal E. coli infection with antibiotic may reduce duration of bacterial carriage. ScienceDaily. Retrieved March 15, 2012, from http://www.sciencedaily.com­ /releases/2012/03/120313185907.htm
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