Njeruh, F.M., Kagiko, M.M. and Gathuma, J.M. (1989). Diagnosis of hydatid disease in livestock by use of indirect haemagglutination (IHA) test and its possible application in the control of hydatid disease in Kenya. Bull. Anim. Hlth. Prod. Afr. (Special i

Citation:
MUCHAI PROFKAGIKOM, MWANGI PROFGATHUMAJ. "Njeruh, F.M., Kagiko, M.M. and Gathuma, J.M. (1989). Diagnosis of hydatid disease in livestock by use of indirect haemagglutination (IHA) test and its possible application in the control of hydatid disease in Kenya. Bull. Anim. Hlth. Prod. Afr. (Special i.". In: journal. FARA; 1989.

Abstract:

Bacillus cereus strains were tested for production of diarrheal enterotoxin by the reverse passive latex agglutination test and for presence of B. cereus enterotoxin gene (bceT) by polymerase chain reaction. About 50% of 56 B. cereus strains reacted positive in broth culture in the reverse passive latex agglutination test, while the bceT gene was detected in 41.1 % of the strains. A 741 bp probe prepared from the polymerase chain reaction product detected bceT gene in all strains that were positive with the polymerase chain reaction. This study indicated a likelihood of two or more enterotoxins being produced by B. cereus which may be involved in causing diarrheal type food poisoning.

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