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Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)

Microbiology of milk: Public health aspect

Sumitra Panigrahi, Bhanita Devi, Krutanjali Swain and Priyanka Priyadarshini
Milk is also an excellent medium for bacterial growth and an important source of bacterial infection when consumed without pasteurization. Microbial contamination might generally occur from within the udder, exterior to the udder and from the surface of milk handling and storage equipment. Some of the disease causing bacteria in the milk are Salmonella spp., M. bovis, Coryno bacterium spp., C. perfringens, Yersinia enterocolitica, Coxiella burnetii, Brucella, Staphylococcus spp., Campylobacter jejuni, M. avium, Listeria spp., E. coli, and other coliforms that cause human health hazard. So from collection point to consumption milk should be handled very carefully.
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How to cite this article:
Sumitra Panigrahi, Bhanita Devi, Krutanjali Swain, Priyanka Priyadarshini. Microbiology of milk: Public health aspect. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(1):260-264.

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