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SEASONALITY OF CAMPYLOBACTER JEJUNI ISOLATED FROM RAW MILK

Article Id: ARCC681 | Page : 20 - 24
Citation :- SEASONALITY OF CAMPYLOBACTER JEJUNI ISOLATED FROM RAW MILK.Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research.2012.(31):20 - 24
A. Elango1, B. Dhanalakshmi, T.R. Pugazhenthi, V. Jayalalitha, G. Rajarajan1, G. Kumaresan1, C. Naresh Kumar2 and K.A. Doraisamy2
Address : Dept. of Dairy Science, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai-600 007, India

Abstract

This study was contemplated to investigate the season wise prevalence of Campylobacter jejuni from a total of 3099 raw milk samples collected aseptically from different local vendors, retail outlets and hotels from various zones of Chennai. A total of 42 C.jejuni isolates were obtained with a prevalence level of 1.36%. Seasonal variation in the prevalence of C. jejuni in milk is observed, with a peak in hot weather season (57.1%) followed by south west monsoon season (26.2%) and lowest in cold weather season (4.8%). On statistical analysis, Chi-Square test indicated that the prevalence of C.jejuni was correlated with season i.e. highly significant (P

Keywords

C. Jejuni Milk Seasonal variation.

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