EPIDEMIOLOGICAL PATTERN AND DETECTION OF YERSINIA ENTEROCOLITICA IN FOODS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN: A REVIEW

Yersinia enterocolitica is an important organism causing yersiniosis in animals and human beings. It has an immense zoonotic importance. The most common mode of transmission is through faecal oral route. The detection of Y. enterocolitica in foods of animal origin like meat and milk is gaining importance from health and trade point of view. Many detection techniques like culture methods on selective and differential media have been used earlier but novel methods like serological and molecular techniques are now widely being used because of authentic and rapid screening. Key words: Yersinia enterocolitica.

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