Raw milk as a source of enterotoxigenic Staphylococcus aureus and enterotoxins in consumer milk.
Ombui, J N
Arimi, S M
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Staphylococcus aureus strains were isolated from 183 of 300 raw milk samples collected at the Kenya Co-operative Creamery (Dandora). 97 of these 183 trains were assayed for the production of enterotoxin A, B, C and D. Seventy two (74.2%) of these were found to produce either a single or a combination of enterotoxins. Raw milk is a potential source of enterotoxigenic S. aureus in milk and milk products, especially if there is defective pasteurisation.