Prevalence and relevance analysis of multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus of meat, poultry and human origin

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0555.2015.00018.7    | Article Id: B-196 | Page : 86-90
Citation :- Prevalence and relevance analysis of multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus of meat, poultry and human origin.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2015.(49):86-90
Yang Fan *, Li SM, Deng BG and Zhao YX
Address : Xin Xiang Medical University, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Xinxiangÿ453003, Peoples R China.


The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence, antibiotic susceptibility and genotypes of S. aureus of human, meat and poultry origin in Henan Province in China. A total of 327 beef, pork, chicken and human samples collected from local grocery stores and hospital were investigated. The prevalence of S. aureus was found to be 26.7% in beef, 37.5% in pork, 30.1% in chicken and 54.8% in human samples, respectively. Isolates were commonly found resistant to ampicillin (66.9%), tetracycline (61.4%), ciprofloxacin (67.5%) and gentamicin (77.1%), however, none of the isolates was resistant to rifampin and vancomycin, and only one strain of human origin was resistant to vancomycin. The multidrug resistance was common among 66.3% of the isolates. Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) analysis showed that two sequence types namely ST-239 and ST-5 were primarily prevalent among chicken and pork isolates while the most prevalent sequence types among beef and human samples were ST-9 and ST-398, respectively. ST-5 was identified among all isolates, suggesting that the source of S. aureus contamination among animal food and man has some relevance.


Multidrug-Resistant; MLST Staphylococcus aureus.


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