ISSN: 0970-938X (Print) | 0976-1683 (Electronic)

Biomedical Research

An International Journal of Medical Sciences

Abstract

Multidrug resistance, extracellular enzymatic activity and biofilm formation of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from various animal foods in East China

Background: Staphylococcus aureus is the most common pathogenic bacteria that causes staphylococcal
food poisoning, a form of gastroenteritis with rapid onset of symptoms. The development of multiple
drug resistance to this organism is posing serious threat to human health; these bacteria also have plenty
of virulence factors which contribute to infection.
Results: Ampicillin, penicillin, and amoxicillin were the least effective. Norfloxacin, cephalexin,
ciprofloxacin, rifampicin, clindamycin and vancomycin were the most effective antibiotics by in vitro
sensitivity testing.
Conclusion: S. aureus isolates from foodstuff were producers of a variety of extracellular hydrolytic
drug resistance.


Author(s): Huafy Wanig, Zixun Yu, Zhihong Gui, Wugyao Liu, Shiwei Ye , Weohua Chu

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