The occurrence, hemolytic activity and antibiotic susceptibility of motile Aeromonas spp. isolated from meat and milk samples in Turkey

Yucel N., Citak S.

JOURNAL OF FOOD SAFETY, cilt.23, sa.3, ss.189-200, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1745-4565.2003.tb00362.x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.189-200


Research was carried out to detect the incidence of motile Aeromonas species (A. hydrophila, A. caviae, A. sobria) in a variety of raw meat products (minced meat and chicken) and milk samples (raw and pasteurized) commonly consumed in Ankara. Motile Aeromonas species were isolated from 51.8% of samples detected; these were 40 (67.7%) of the 59 samples of minced meat, 20 (86 9016) of the 23 samples of chicken, 75 (47.7%) of the 15 7 samples of raw milk and 5 (16.0%) of the 31 samples of pasteurized milk. The dominant species were A. hydrophila and A. sobria in the meat samples, while A. hydrophila was the only isolated species in the milk samples. The strains identified as A. sobria or A. hydrophila were the stronger producers of hemolysin, whereas the A. caviae strains were nonhemolytic. The resistance of isolates to eight antibiotics was determined using the Kirby Bauer disc diffusion assay (Ciprofloxacin, Ceftazidime, Ampicillin, Cefixime, Cefoperazone, Erythromycin, Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, Ceftriaxone). All aeromonads isolates (100%) were susceptible to ciprofloxacin but resistant to (100916) ampicillin and erythromycin. We found out that motile Aeromonas species are commonly present in milk and meat samples investigated in Turkey, which may pose a health problem to consumer. In addition, ciprofloxacin, cefoperozone, and ceftriaxone are suitable drugs that can be used in the treatment of Aeromonas-associated infections, particularly in the immunocompromised, elderly people and young children.