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Antibiotic Susceptibility of Staphylococcus Species Isolated in Raw Chicken Meat from Retail Stores

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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural University of Tirana, Koder Kamez, 1029 Tirana, Albania
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Faculty of Health, Jaume I University, Avinguda de Vicent Sos Baynat, s/n, 12071 Castelló de la Plana, Spain
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Department of Engineering Management in Biotechnology, Faculty of Economics and Engineering Management in Novi Sad, University Business Academy in Novi Sad, Cvećarska 2, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
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Faculty of Business and Financial Studies, University of Business Studies in Banja Luka, Jovana Dučića 23a, 78000 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Faculty of Applied Management, Economics and Finance, University Business Academy in Novi Sad, Jevrejska 24/1, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
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Academic Editors: Nicholas Dixon and Anna Psaroulaki
Antibiotics 2021, 10(8), 904; https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10080904
Received: 16 June 2021 / Revised: 19 July 2021 / Accepted: 21 July 2021 / Published: 23 July 2021
The study was aimed at evaluating the presence of antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in retailed raw chicken meat from retail stores intended for human consumption. The presence, characterization, and antibiotic susceptibility of S. aureus from 38 retail raw chicken meat samples was performed using a standard microbiological method involving mannitol salt agar (MSA) and Mueller-Hinton agar (MHA). All the samples were positive for Staphylococcus species, of which 34 (89.5%) were positive for S. aureus. The S. aureus isolates were most resistant to tetracycline (88.24%), erythromycin (82.35%), and chloramphenicol (61.77%). Nevertheless, decreased resistance towards gentamycin (23.53%) and cotrimoxazole (38.24%) were recorded. All the S. aureus isolates in this study were resistant to cloxacillin, amoxicillin, and augmentin (amoxicillin + clavulanic acid). The present findings show how the raw chicken meat samples could be a potential source of multidrug-resistant S. aureus strains dissemination. Therefore, this study suggests high-level contamination of meat with multidrug-resistant S. aureus and highlights the public health consequences of consuming such products. Undoubtedly, uncontrolled drugs in food animal production as growth stimulators or medicinal treatment present a possible consequence to people’s health. Having the aforementioned in mind, there is a necessity to control the use of drugs and monitor any residues left in the food intended for human consumption. View Full-Text
Keywords: antibiotic resistance; microbes; raw meat; foodborne pathogens; retail stores; S. aureus antibiotic resistance; microbes; raw meat; foodborne pathogens; retail stores; S. aureus
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Lika, E.; Puvača, N.; Jeremić, D.; Stanojević, S.; Shtylla Kika, T.; Cocoli, S.; de Llanos Frutos, R. Antibiotic Susceptibility of Staphylococcus Species Isolated in Raw Chicken Meat from Retail Stores. Antibiotics 2021, 10, 904. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10080904

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Lika E, Puvača N, Jeremić D, Stanojević S, Shtylla Kika T, Cocoli S, de Llanos Frutos R. Antibiotic Susceptibility of Staphylococcus Species Isolated in Raw Chicken Meat from Retail Stores. Antibiotics. 2021; 10(8):904. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10080904

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Lika, Erinda, Nikola Puvača, Dejan Jeremić, Slobodan Stanojević, Tana Shtylla Kika, Sonila Cocoli, and Rosa de Llanos Frutos. 2021. "Antibiotic Susceptibility of Staphylococcus Species Isolated in Raw Chicken Meat from Retail Stores" Antibiotics 10, no. 8: 904. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10080904

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