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Prevalence of Campylobacter among goats and retail goat meat in Congo
Kabwang a Mpalang, Rosette; BOREUX, Raphaël; Melin, Pierrette et al.
2014In Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, 8, p. 168-175
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Keywords :
Campylobacter jejuni; Campylobacter coli; goat; polymerase chain reaction; prevalence
Abstract :
[en] Background: The prevalence of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli was determined in goat and goat meat sold at retail outlets in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). Methodology: A total of 644 samples, including 177 goat meat, 86 goat stomachs, 139 ready to eat (RTE) goat skewers, and 242 goat faecal samples were examined for the presence of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli using polymerase chain reaction. Results: Overall, Campylobacter spp. were found in 34.6% of the examined samples. C. jejuni was isolated in 10.1% and C. coli in 26.7% of samples. Only 2.2% of all samples were positive for both species. There was a significant association between the prevalence of C. coli and the type of sample (p < 0.05). The overall prevalence of Campylobacter in different sample groups was 41.2%, 37.2%, 23.7%, and 35.1% for goat meat, goat stomachs, RTE goat skewers, and goat faecal samples, respectively. There was no significant difference (p > 0.05) between the prevalence observed in the rainy season (16.7%) and the dry season (20.0%). Moreover, the overall prevalence of Campylobacter in slaughter sites, open-air markets, warehouses, and semi-open-air markets was 28.2%, 34.2%, 35.4%, and 42.9%, respectively. Statistically, there was no influence of the sample collection site on the frequency of isolation of Campylobacter (p > 0.05). Conclusion: This study shows that, considering the relatively high prevalence of this
Disciplines :
Microbiology
Author, co-author :
Kabwang a Mpalang, Rosette
BOREUX, Raphaël ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > Microbiologie médicale
Melin, Pierrette  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Bactériologie, mycologie, parasitologie, virologie
Akir Ni Bitiang, Khang’Mate
Daube, Georges  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de sciences des denrées alimentaires (DDA) > Microbiologie des denrées alimentaires
De Mol, Patrick ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques
Language :
English
Title :
Prevalence of Campylobacter among goats and retail goat meat in Congo
Publication date :
2014
Journal title :
Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
ISSN :
2036-6590
eISSN :
1972-2680
Publisher :
Open Learning on Enteric Pathogens, Alghero, Italy
Volume :
8
Pages :
168-175
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
Funders :
CUD - Commission Universitaire pour le Développement [BE]
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