Vol. 7, Issue 9 (2018)
Occurrence of thermophilic Campylobacter in an organised cattle farm in kerala, India
Vani R Pillai, K Vrinda Menon, Binsy Mathew, C Latha, Deepa jolly, Surya Sankar, Asok Kumar and Safeer M Saifudeen
Foodborne diseases comprise a broad spectrum of illnesses and an escalating public health problem worldwide. Foods of animal origin and drinking water are commonly considered as the key source of food borne infections. Campylobacter spp. are important zoonotic bacterial pathogens which mainly cause foodborne enteritis in humans. The organism is generally dispersed across a wide range of animals, including livestock, poultry, and wildlife, and is transmitted to human beings mainly by the consumption of contaminated food, water, and milk. In this study the occurrence of thermophilic campylobacter in an organised farm in Kerala was evaluated. The overall prevalence rate of thermophilic Campylobacter was found to be 16 per cent by multiplex polymerase chain reaction with dung (four per cent), milk (four per cent), water (four per cent) and soil samples were found to harbour Campylobacter spp. Two Campylobacter coli isolates were obtained from the faecal samples and the isolates were sensitive to amikacin, amoxycillin, chloramphenicol, ciprofloxacin, clindamycin, dorepenem, doxycycline, gentamicin, imipenem and meropenem and resistant to cefixime, cefotaxime, cefuroxime, ceftazidime, enrofloxacin and tetracycline.
How to cite this article:
Vani R Pillai, K Vrinda Menon, Binsy Mathew, C Latha, Deepa jolly, Surya Sankar, Asok Kumar, Safeer M Saifudeen. Occurrence of thermophilic <em>Campylobacter</em> in an organised cattle farm in kerala, India. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(9):158-161.