LISTERIA SPECIES AND ITS RESISTANCE GENES AS CONTAMINANTS IN LETTUCE SOLD IN VEGETABLE MARKETS IN BENIN CITY, NIGERIA (FULL ARTICLE)

Miss Ezeanya Chinyere Charity and Miyebi, J. I, Daniel, E. O.   (Published 2018)

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Listeria is the causative agent for “Listeriosis” an infectious disease of
public health significance.
• Vulnerable groups as immunocompromised individuals (e.g. HIV/AIDS, patients on
chemotherapy), pregnant women, new-born and the elderly (Farber, 1991).
Studies on food pathogens transmitted via fresh vegetables have
reported the involvement of Gram-negative bacterial pathogens such
as Escherichia coli and Salmonella. Food contamination with
antimicrobial resistant bacteria can be a major threat to public health.
• Consequently, there are scarce findings exploring the involvement of drug resistant
Listeria in contaminating fresh vegetables such as lettuce in Benin City, Nigeria.

Item Type: Conference presentation
Format: PDF document,   1.42 MB
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Keywords: Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria grayi , Lettuce, Resistance genes
Department: Natural Science
Field of Study: Biology
Uploaded By: Enoyoze Esosa
Date Added: 15 Feb 2019 9:59am
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2019
conference URL: https://www.edouniversity.edu.ng/oer/conference/listeria_species_and_its_resistance_genes_as_contaminants_in_lettuce_sold_in_vegetable_markets_in_benin_city_nigeria_full_article


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