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Prevalence of Salmonella species in various raw meat samples of a local market in Kathmandu.
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PMID:  17135520     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A cross-sectional study of raw meat samples from the local meat market of Kathmandu Metropolitan City was carried out during September 2002 to May 2003 with special emphasis on isolation and identification of Salmonella bacteria. A total of 123 raw meat samples (55 chicken, 37 buffalo, and 31 goat) were collected and analyzed relative to season. Salmonella spp was found in 11.4% (14/123) meat samples. Eight samples of chicken, that is, 14.5%, five samples of buffalo (13.5%), and one sample of goat (3.3%) were found to be positive for Salmonella. Salmonella prevalence revealed Salmonella (S.) pullorum in 3.3% samples, S. gallinarum in 0.8%, S. typhi in 1.6%, S. choleraesuis in 0.8%, and Salmonella of subgenus I or II group in 4.9% samples. More than 80% meat samples microbiologically processed indicated coliform contamination. Seasonal prevalence of Salmonella was highest in the months of April/May. Surveys revealed unsatisfactory conditions of sanitation in the local meat markets of Kathmandu.
Mahendra Maharjan; Vandana Joshi; Durga D Joshi; Poornima Manandhar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences     Volume:  1081     ISSN:  0077-8923     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci.     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-30     Completed Date:  2007-04-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506858     Medline TA:  Ann N Y Acad Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  249-56     Citation Subset:  IM    
Central Department of Zoology (Parasitology), Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal.
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MeSH Terms
Consumer Product Safety
Cross-Sectional Studies
Food Contamination / analysis*
Food Handling / standards*
Food Microbiology
Meat / microbiology*
Nepal / epidemiology
Salmonella / classification,  isolation & purification*
Salmonella Food Poisoning / epidemiology*

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