Vibrio Alginolyticus: An Emerging Pathogen of Foodborne Diseases

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Author(s) Sabir Mustapha | Ennaji Moulay Mustapha | Cohen Nozha
Pages 302-309
Volume 2
Issue 4
Date April, 2013
Keywords Environment - food poisoning - trh - Vibrio alginolyticus - virulence gene.
Abstract

Vibrio alginolyticus is a natural host of estuarine and coastal waters as well as seafood and cannot be eradicated in these niches. This bacterium capable of carrying the pathogenic gene trh is a threat to public health. There are, however, despite the increased complexity related to the particular ecology of these bacteria, many ways to prevent these infections from the harvest site to the consumer's plate without forgetting bathing waters that can cause serious septicemia. The identification of these risks can not be sure without a molecular characterization of virulence genes.

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