Isolation of pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica strains from different sources in Izmir region, Turkey


Bozcal E., Uzel A. , Aydemir S., Skurnik M.

FOLIA MICROBIOLOGICA, cilt.60, ss.523-529, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 60 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12223-015-0394-y
  • Dergi Adı: FOLIA MICROBIOLOGICA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.523-529

Özet

Yersinia enterocolitica is a foodborne pathogen that is very rarely encountered in Turkey. In this work, several human, porcine, and environmental samples collected from Izmir region in Turkey were examined for the presence of Y. enterocolitica using different cultivation and enrichment methods. A total of nine pathogenic Y. enterocolitica strains were isolated; five strains from pig stool and manure samples and four strains from waste water samples. On the other hand, no Y. enterocolitica was isolated from human diarrheal stool samples (n = 102) and from 12 gulf, canal, municipal pool, and well water samples. Biochemical and serological characterization of the nine Y. enterocolitica strains revealed that they belonged to three different bioserotypes: 4/O:3, 2/O:9, and 2/O:5,27. All the strains were deemed pathogenic based on virulence factor-specific PCR analysis. Detection of pathogenic Y. enterocolitica strains from the pig and waste water samples from the Izmir region indicates that Y. enterocolitica is a potential risk for public health.