ISOLATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF HUMAN PATHOGENIC AEROMONAS HYDROPHILA IN SEAFOOD OF GOPALPUR COAST, ORISSA

Article Id: ARCC1559 | Page : 45-48
Citation :- ISOLATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF HUMAN PATHOGENIC AEROMONAS HYDROPHILA IN SEAFOOD OF GOPALPUR COAST, ORISSA.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2009.(43):45-48
S.K. Udgata, G. Dash*, S.K. Parida* and R. Mishra
Address : College of Fisheries (OUAT), Rangailunda, Berhampur-760 007, Orissa, India

Abstract

The investigation was carried out in the month of October, 2006 to ascertain the incidence of
Aeromonas hydrophila, an emerging human pathogen in the salted and dried finfish species, Trichurus
lepturus along Gopalpur coast of Bay of Bengal. Fifteen fish samples were collected, homogenized,
and spread plated on Aeromonas hydrophila (Ah) agar. The typical yellow colonies on the selective
Ah agar media were then confirmed by biochemical tests. The study revealed that 26.6% of the fish
samples were contaminated with Aeromonas hydrophila. Thus, the study indicates that improperly
cured and dried products can harbour food borne pathogens.

Keywords

Human pathogen Fish Seafood Aeromonas hydrophila.

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