• Summary

    Food safety and quality control are generally significant concerns for public health and the food industry, with direct ramifications for end users. Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria is one of the pathogenic strains which could cause mild to serious infections in both animals and humans. Public concerns regarding MRSA transmission from animal originated foodstuffs has been recently revealed. Moreover, various cases of infections have been recorded upon consuming milk and milk products contaminated with MERSA. Likewise, transmission of MRSA among farmers and employees working in dairy industries and diary pens has been widely reported. The procedures adopted by the farmers for cows milking, collecting milk and dairy products preparation pose a risk for transmission of MERSA to humans which in turn is a leading cause of food poisoning. Optical biosensors have the analytical features of biosensors and are counted one of the most employable tool for the identification of foodborne pathogens in contaminated samples owing to their peculiar specifications as rapid response, specificity, selectivity and capability to be implemented in point-of -care devices. 

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  • Project PI

    Mohamed Said Attia

  • Faculty

    Faculty of Science

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  • Funding Program

    Applied Sciences Research Program

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  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    • 3: Good Health and Well-being
    • 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
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