Influence of isolation methods on the occurrence of plasmid-carrying Yersinia enterocolitica serotype O:3 in slaughter pig tonsils, faeces and carcass surface swabs.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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Yersinia enterocolitica is an important foodborne pathogen that is primarily transmitted to humans through the consumption of contaminated pork. Different matrices of pigs at slaughter were tested for the presence of human pathogenic types of Y. enterocolitica using direct plating, selective enrichment, and cold enrichment. Y. enterocolitica serotype O:3 was isolated from the tonsils and faeces of 55.3% and 25.6% of pigs, respectively. The pathogen was also recovered from 15.0% of swab samples taken from the carcass surface post-evisceration. Tonsils positive by direct plating revealed an a…

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