Multi-Drug Resistant Coliforms in Poultry Meat: A Potential Public Health Concern

Authors

  • Iqra Iqbal Department of Zoology, Government College Women University Sialkot, Pakistan; Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Narowal (Noor Kot 51770), Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Naeem Iqbal The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China; Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Narowal (Noor Kot 51770), Pakistan.

Keywords:

Multi-drug resistance, coliform bacteria, chicken meat, public health.

Abstract

Poultry flocks are often raised under intensive conditions using large amounts of antimicrobials to prevent and to treat disease, as well as for growth promotion. The wide distribution of antimicrobial-resistant coliforms in the meat and processing environment can play a role in the dissemination of antimicrobial resistance to other pathogenic and commensal bacteria. The high density of multidrug-resistant coliform bacteria in the poultry meat may pose a severe public health risk through related foodborne outbreaks.

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Published

2020-03-31

How to Cite

Iqbal, I., & Iqbal, M. N. (2020). Multi-Drug Resistant Coliforms in Poultry Meat: A Potential Public Health Concern. PSM Microbiology, 5(1), 26-28. Retrieved from https://journals.psmpublishers.org/index.php/microbiol/article/view/418

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