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Type: Journal article
Title: The prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes and Campylobacter spp. on bovine carcasses in Isfahan, Iran
Author: Rahimi, E.
Momtaz, H.
Hemmatzadeh, F.
Citation: Iranian Journal of Veterinary Research, 2008; 9(4):365-370
Publisher: Shiraz University
Issue Date: 2008
ISSN: 1728-1997
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Rahimi, E.; Momtaz, H. and Hemmatzadeh, F.
Abstract: This study was carried out to determine the prevalence of foodborne pathogens, Escherichia coli, E. Coli O157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes and Campylobacter spp. on slaughtered cattle in Isfahan, Iran. A total of 203 cattle carcasses were sampled by surface section of neck meat taken immediately after slaughter and analyzed using microbiological examinations. Suspected colonies to E. coli O157:H7 were confirmed by a specific polymerase chain reaction method (PCR). The results showed that the contamination rate of samples to E. coli and E. coli O157:H7 were 42.4 and 6.4%, respectively. Seasonal distribution showed that the highest prevalence of E. coli and E. coli O157:H7 occurred in summer samples. Six carcasses carried L. monocytogenes whereas Campylobacter spp. were not detected on any carcasses. The results indicated that prevalence of E. coli and E. coli O157:H7 was high on bovine carcasses in Isfahan. This condition should be considered as a probable hazard for human health.
Keywords: Cattle; Escherichia coli; E. coli O157:H7; Campylobacter; Listeria monocytogenes
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RMID: 0020107612
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