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

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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) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2015 King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jiph.2015.10.006

Abstract

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:Refereed Article
Keywords:A. hydrophila, antimicrobial resistance, microbial food safety
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Clinical Sciences
Research Field:Infectious Diseases
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Infectious Diseases
Author:Odeyemi, OA (Mr Olumide Odeyemi)
ID Code:114698
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Centre for Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2017-02-23
Last Modified:2017-11-15
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