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Antimicrobial resistance of Aeromonas hydrophila isolated from different food sources: a mini-review


Stratev, D and Odeyemi, OA, Antimicrobial resistance of Aeromonas hydrophila isolated from different food sources: a mini-review, Journal of Infection and Public Health, 9, (5) pp. 535-544. ISSN 1876-0341 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jiph.2015.10.006


Aeromonas hydrophila is a Gram-negative, oxidase-positive, facultative, anaerobic, opportunistic aquatic pathogen. A. hydrophila produces virulence factors, such as hemolysins, aerolysins, adhesins, enterotoxins, phospholipase and lipase. In addition to isolation from aquatic sources, A. hydrophila has been isolated from meat and meat products, milk and dairy products, and vegetables. However, various studies showed that this opportunistic pathogen is resistant to commercial antibiotics. This is attributed to factors such as the indiscriminate use of antibiotics in aquaculture, plasmids or horizontal gene transfer. In this report, we highlight the occurrence, prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of A. hydrophila isolated from different food samples. The presence of antimicrobial-resistant A. hydrophila in food poses threats to public and aquatic animal health.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:A. hydrophila, antimicrobial resistance, microbial food safety
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Infectious diseases
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Odeyemi, OA (Dr Olumide Odeyemi)
ID Code:114698
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:124
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2017-02-23
Last Modified:2017-12-14

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