Detection of escherichia Albertii from chicken meat and Giblets

Eriko Maeda, Koichi Murakami, Nobuyuki Sera, Kenitiro Ito, Shuji Fujimoto

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Escherichia albertii occasionally causes food-borne outbreaks of gastroenteritis in humans; however, little is known about the vehicle of transmission. To screen retail chicken products for the presence of E. albertii, 104 retail chicken products were investigated. Portions of enrichment cultures that were PCR-positive for E. albertii (n=3) were sub-cultured on agar medium. Only 2 strains obtained from 2 chicken giblet samples were identified as E. albertii by multi locus sequence typing. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing showed that 1 strain was resistant to streptomycin and sulfisoxazole. Both strains harbored the virulence genes cdt and eae. This study is the first description of E. albertii isolation from retail food, suggesting that chicken products are a potential vehicle of E. albertii transmission.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)871-873
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Veterinary Medical Science
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • veterinary(all)


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