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Escherichia coli 0157:H7: Prevalence, susceptibility & Transmission Dynamics in Farm workers

Research Article                                         Vol:3,Issue:2

Abid Jan, Jawad Ahmed, Shafiq Ahmed Tariq


The history between man and animals have always resulted in infectious diseases. Today more than half of the infectious diseases are somehow zoonotic. Stool and swab samples were collected from healthy workers. A total of two hundred samples were collected out of which 50 samples was taken from each group while the rest of 50 samples was taken from the regular visitors of The isolates of E.coli 0157:H7 was passed through antibiotic sensitivity tests in which six antibiotics, Ciprofloxacin, Rifampin, Gentamicin, Vancomycin, Cefoxitin, and Chloramphenicol were used. the s50(25%) samples were taken from each group while the rest of 50 (25%) samples were taken from the regular visitors of the sites. Prevalence of E.coli 0157: H7 was calculated, which was 23(11.5%) in farm workers, 21(10.5%) in abattoir workers, 20 (10%) in poultry workers and 19 (9.5%) in visitors of these areas. The overall prevalence calculated was 41.5 per hundred person. The organism was found sensitive to Ciprofloxacin, Rifampin, and Gentamicin.

Key Words: Zoonosis, Abattoir, Poultry farm, E. coli O157:H7.

SAJMED.2019; 4(1):109-118  For full article: