Occurrence of Staphylococcus aureus isolates harboring methicillin-resistance and enterotoxin genes in various foods from Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Yessé Zinzendorf Nanga, Mian Asher Cablan, Yao Kouadio, Serges Joseph Lathro & Brah Thérèse Kouassi-Agbessi
Staphylococcus aureus, in particular its enterotoxigenic strain, is a well-known pathogen that causes food poisoning. The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of S. aureus, according to methicillin resistance and enterotoxin profile. S. aureus strains were isolated from different foods. Suspected S. aureus colonies were used to detect both methicillin resistance and enterotoxin genes by multiplex PCR. Out of a total of 325 colonies analyzed, 92 were shown to be Staphylococcus aureus...
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