Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli in raw and cooked food

A. Norazah, I. Rahizan, T. Zainuldin, M. Y. Rohani, Mohamed Kamel Abdul Ghani

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A total of 402 Escherichia coli isolates were obtained from a variety of food samples and screened for enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC). Screening was carried out using 15 specific monovalent antisera from Murex Diagnostic Limited. A total of 19 E. coli isolates were serotyped as EPEC. The EPEC strains were shown to belong to 8 serotypes. Eight out of 19 EPEC strains belonged to serotype 018C:K77 (B21). Seventeen out of 19 of the EPEC strains were isolated from cooked food. The presence of E. coli in cooked food is an indicator of fecal contamination and a sign of unhygienic food handling. The presence of EPEC in food could be a potential source of food-borne outbreak. Hygiene training for every food-handler is a necessity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-93
Number of pages3
JournalSoutheast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Volume29
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1998

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Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli in raw and cooked food. / Norazah, A.; Rahizan, I.; Zainuldin, T.; Rohani, M. Y.; Abdul Ghani, Mohamed Kamel.

In: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, Vol. 29, No. 1, 03.1998, p. 91-93.

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Norazah, A. ; Rahizan, I. ; Zainuldin, T. ; Rohani, M. Y. ; Abdul Ghani, Mohamed Kamel. / Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli in raw and cooked food. In: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 1998 ; Vol. 29, No. 1. pp. 91-93.
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