Human Behaviour and Responses Challenge towards Emergence of Infectious Diseases: E.coli clinical isolate

Authors

  • Ummi Mohlisi Mohd Asmawi
  • Mohammad Nazmul Hasan Maziz
  • Mohammad Abdur Rashid
  • Jamal Houssaini

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v1i1.208

Abstract

Consumption of undercooked ground beef is the most common route of transmission of verotoxin-producing E.coli. It is estimated that non-O157 verotoxigenic E.coli (VTEC) can cause diarrhea.The sample was isolated from Universiti Malaya Medical Centre. All the isolates were identified using agarose gel electrophoresis method. This study aims to detect the verotoxin genes and detect the link or involvement of plasmids with these verotoxin genes.  Therefore, this study will contribute to shed new light on resolving the significant and global problem of diarrheal disease caused by this particular pathogenic organism and help in improvising novel therapeutic approaches to improve human healthcare.

© 2016. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Keywords: E.coli; non-0157; plasmid profile

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Published

2016-06-26

How to Cite

Mohd Asmawi, U. M., Maziz, M. N. H., Abdur Rashid, M., & Houssaini, J. (2016). Human Behaviour and Responses Challenge towards Emergence of Infectious Diseases: E.coli clinical isolate. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 1(1), 146-151. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v1i1.208