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Studies on prevalence, antimicrobial resistance and survival of Cronobacter sakazakii

Fatimah Y. Abdel-Galil


The present study aimed to investigate the prevalence of Cronobacter sakazakii in
commercial powdered infant formula milk and powdered infant foods available in an
Egyptian food market. Also, the study aimed to determine factors that affect survival and
growth of C. sakazakii in powdered infant formula milk in order to control the spread of
the organism. Also, aimed to determine susceptibility of C. sakazakii to different
antibiotics and detect virulence genes by using PCR.
Keywords: Cronobacter sakazakii, Powdered Infant Formula milk, Druggan Forsythe
Iversen media (DFI), Thermal resistance.

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