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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 690-696
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.609.084


Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Milk and Milk Products in and around Srinagar Area of Kashmir, India
Ridwana1, G.A. Badroo2, Ajaz Ahmad3*, U. Rasool1 and S. Fayaz1
1Department of Food Technology, Doon Valley Institute of Engineering and Technology, Karnal, Haryana, India
2Department of Veterinary Microbiology, SKUAST-Jammu, India
3Department of Veterinary Pathology, GADVASU, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was focused on to determine the presence of S. aureus in milk and milk products and also to determine the resistance against methicillin. During this study it was found that there was high presence of S. aureus as well as MRSA in milk and milk products (curd, cheese and ice-cream). Out of 130 isolates only 60 (46.15%) samples were positive for S. aureus of which, 29 (22.30%) were phenotypically MRSA. S. aureus prevalence in milk was 15/25 (60%), 13/25 (52%) and 6/10 (60%) in cow, buffalo and goat respectively. Out of 34 S. aureus milk isolates, 15(44.1%) were MRSA positive. Prevalence of S. aureus in curd was 12/30 (40%), in cheese was 6/25 (24%) and in ice-cream was 8/15 (53.33%). The presence of Staphylococcus aureus strains in milk and milk products needs special attention towards public health hazards.


Keywords: Prevalence, Milk, Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA.
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Ridwana, G.A. Badroo, Ajaz Ahmad, U. Rasool and Fayaz, S. 2017. Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Milk and Milk Products in and around Srinagar Area of Kashmir, IndiaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 690-696. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.609.084