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Journal:   JOURNAL OF MICROBIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY   FALL 2009 , Volume 1 , Number 2 (2); Page(s) 1 To 8.
 
Paper: 

ISOLATION OF METHICILLIN RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS STRAINS FROM FOOD IN TEHRAN

 
 
Author(s):  SOLTAN DALAL MOHAMMAD MAHDI*, PANAHI E., SABERPOUR F., FAZELIFARD P., TABATABAEI BAFROUEI A., FAKHARIAN F., AGHA AMIRI SOULMAZ, RASHIDI S., ABEDI MOHTASAB TARANEH PEYMANEH, VAHEDI S., NAJARIAN A.A.F.
 
* DEPT OF MICROBIOLOGY, SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background and objective: Food born diseases are still one of the most important concerns in the world .Of various pathogens that are related to food born diseases, Staphylococcus aureus is the most common pathogen of food poisoning. Heat stable enterotoxin of methicillin resistant S.aureus (MRSA), which is rapidly spreading in the world, is the major factor in causing food poisoning. The objective of this study was to assess the frequency of food contamination by S.aureus and the prevalence of MRSA strains in tested samples.
Material and Methods: In total, 560 food samples from different parts of Tehran south, Shahre Rey and Islamshahr were obtained for the test between January 2008 to September 2008. The detection of S.aureus in the food samples were performed according to National Standard of Iran, No.1194.
Results: Of 560 samples, 49(8.7 %) were contaminated with S.aureus. Pastries are the most contaminated among the others. In total 2 %of S.aureus isolates were resistant to methicillin. Conclusion: The high percentage of contamination with S.aureus was found in this study .Since this bacterium is very important in causing food poisoning, we advice strict control in processing and producing of food staff.

 
Keyword(s): STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS, FOOD, ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE
 
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