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Vol. 7, Issue 9 (2018)

Screening of salmonella and Shigella from foodborne diarrheal cases in puducherry, India

S Leonal Rabins, A Bhattacharya, VJ Ajay kumar, PX Antony, V Bhanu Rekha and S Venkatesa Perumal
Food borne diarrheal cases are increasingly reported in India. And other side an emerging of different antibiotics resistant pathogens being challenge for the treatment. Of this Salmonella and Shigella very commonly isolated in children and adults. On focus of these pathogens, study was framed which includes characterization and PCR confirmation of Salmonella and Shigella dysenteriae and antibiotic resistance profiles of isolates from human diarrheal cases reported in Puducherry. Altogether 50 diarrheal samples collected and subjected for this study. A total of three (6%) Salmonella isolates and five (10%) Shigella isolates were recovered. Recovered Salmonella serotype was of Salmonella typhimurium. Among the Shigella isolates four (8%) of Sh. dysenteriae and one (2%) identified as Sh. flexneri. Salmonella (invA) and Sh. dysenteriae (rfpB) genes were confirmed by PCR. Both the isolates were able to produce biofilm on slime production assay. Maximum sensitivity observed to chloramphenical, azithromycin and maximum resistant were against amoxicillin. This study clearly reveals the public health urgency of awareness on Salmonella and Shigella among the Pondicherry people.
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How to cite this article:
S Leonal Rabins, A Bhattacharya, VJ Ajay kumar, PX Antony, V Bhanu Rekha, S Venkatesa Perumal. Screening of salmonella and <em>Shigella </em>from foodborne diarrheal cases in puducherry, India. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(9):167-174.

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