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Epidemiological alteration in pathogens found in ground meat in Iran: unexpected predominance of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis

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(2015) Epidemiological alteration in pathogens found in ground meat in Iran: unexpected predominance of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis. Gms Hygiene and Infection Control. p. 10. ISSN 2196-5226

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Abstract

Colonization of the human and animal intestinal tract with potential pathogenic bacteria is correlated with the risk of contamination of food products. The current study analyzed the prevalence of Enterococcus faecalis and Escherichia coli O157H7 in ground meat in Ilam, Iran. Both index organisms were identified following standard food microbiological methods. For E. faecalis, the susceptibility to vancomycin was tested, and PCR was used to check for the vanA gene. E. faecalis was present in all 24 ground meat samples, with no E. coli O157H7 detected in samples. The analysis showed the presence of the vanA gene in 5/24 vancomycin resistant enterococci. In conclusion, this study for the first time demonstrates the presence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in ground meat in Iran. This observation warrants further epidemiologic investigation and should be followed up in the future.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Sadeghifard, N.UNSPECIFIED
Kazemian, H.UNSPECIFIED
Mohebi, R.UNSPECIFIED
Sekawi, Z.UNSPECIFIED
Khosravi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Valizadeh, N.UNSPECIFIED
Ghafourian, S.UNSPECIFIED
Aghazadeh, M.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Enterococcus faecalis VRE Escherichia coli O157H7 ground meat food Iran Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
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Page Range: p. 10
Journal or Publication Title: Gms Hygiene and Infection Control
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 10
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3205/dgkh000254
ISSN: 2196-5226
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/615

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