International Archives of Health Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47--50

Prevalence of Staphylococcus Aureus in raw hamburgers from Kashan in 2017


Mohammad Pourbabaee1, Mohammad Reza Hadadi1, Hossein Hooshyar2, Pegah Pourbabaee1, Ali Nazari-Alam3 
1 Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran
2 Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran
3 Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine; Physiology Research Center, Institute for Basic Sciences, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ali Nazari-Alam
Physiology Research Center, Institute for Basic Sciences, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan
Iran

Aims:Staphylococcus aureus is considered a major cause of food poisoning in the world. We aimed to investigate the prevalence of S. aureus isolated from hamburgers in Kashan city. Materials and Methods: In this study, 71 hamburger samples were collected from supermarkets in Kashan from March to July 2017. The samples were examined after dilution in the Baird–Parker Agar Base medium of inoculation for the bacterial growth of S. aureus. Gram staining, catalase tests, mannitol fermentation, coagulase, DNase, and sensitivity to novobiocin were used to detect the bacteria. Results: The collected hamburgers were about eight types of products. Of the total samples, 15 (21.13%) were Gram-positive bacteria contaminated, including seven cocci and eight bacilli. Seven samples (9.86%) of hamburgers were contaminated with S. aureus. The average counts of S. aureus in positive samples were 1.94 × 103 colony-forming unit (CFU)/g. Conclusion: The outbreak of S. aureus isolates in meat products, particularly hamburger, is of serious threat to public health. To prevent the outbreak of this pathogen in hamburgers, permanent control and monitoring should be performed in food industries.


How to cite this article:
Pourbabaee M, Hadadi MR, Hooshyar H, Pourbabaee P, Nazari-Alam A. Prevalence of Staphylococcus Aureus in raw hamburgers from Kashan in 2017.Int Arch Health Sci 2020;7:47-50


How to cite this URL:
Pourbabaee M, Hadadi MR, Hooshyar H, Pourbabaee P, Nazari-Alam A. Prevalence of Staphylococcus Aureus in raw hamburgers from Kashan in 2017. Int Arch Health Sci [serial online] 2020 [cited 2023 Feb 7 ];7:47-50
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