Journal article

Isolation and identification of bacteria from the workers of live bird markets at mymensingh, Bangladesh

S Sarker, S Talukder, EH Chowdhury, PM Das

Journal of Bio-Science | Published : 2009

Abstract

Context: Identification of bacteria from the workers of live bird markets is important factor for zoonotic aspects and for implementing appropriate control strategies.Objectives: To determine the occurrence of bacteria especially Salmonella sp. and Escherichia coli from the workers of live bird markets.Materials and Methods: A total of 40 samples were collected from hand washes (n=20) and nasal swabs (n=20) of the associated workers in urban and suburban live bird markets. Bacteria were isolated in different media, and identification was performed based on the staining, cultural and some biochemical tests. For Salmonella sp., DNA was extracted using a DNA isolation kit and rfbs gene was ampl..

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