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Vol. 12, Special Issue 8 (2023)

Investigations on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolation and identification from milk and environmental sources

Author(s):
Iyman Binti Fayaz, Syed Akram Hussain, Mohammad Mateen Zehgeer, Mudasir Ali Rather, Sarfaraz Ahmad Wani, Hina Bhat, Najmana, Shabu Showkat, Peerzada Rouf Ahmad and Qazi Shehriyar
Abstract:
The objective of the current investigation was to determine the occurrence of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Milk and Environmental sources during 2022-2023. 500 samples altogether were collected comprising raw milk, mastitic milk, pasteurised milk, animal nasal swabs, animal rectal swabs, teat skin swabs, animal farm environment, household environment, nosocomial infections and human clinical samples and were screened for the presence of Staphylococcus aureus. 233 samples turned out to be positive resulting in an overall occurrence of 46.6%. Of the 500 isolates, 37(74%), 38(76%), 09(18%), 33(66%), 12(24%), 28(56%), 24(48%), 23(46%), 14(28%), 17(34%) were isolated from raw milk, mastitic milk, pasteurised milk, animal nasal swabs, animal rectal swabs, teat skin swabs, animal farm environment, household environment, nosocomial infections and human clinical samples respectively. S. aureus isolates obtained were subjected to in vitro antibiotic sensitivity assay to ascertain the number of MRSA isolates resulting in 100% of the methicillin resistant S. aureus isolates. The above investigation revealed the presence of MRSA in our territory thus posing a serious threat to the public health safety.
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How to cite this article:
Iyman Binti Fayaz, Syed Akram Hussain, Mohammad Mateen Zehgeer, Mudasir Ali Rather, Sarfaraz Ahmad Wani, Hina Bhat, Najmana, Shabu Showkat, Peerzada Rouf Ahmad and Qazi Shehriyar. Investigations on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolation and identification from milk and environmental sources. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(8S): 1072-1075.

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