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Cocktail Phage Therapy for Bacteria Contaminating Meat in Egypt

Cocktail Phage Therapy for Bacteria Contaminating Meat in Egypt

Amany M. Reyad1*, Aya Maher Rabie1, Reda Mohamed Taha1 and Khalid El-Dougdoug2

1Faculty of Science, Fayoum University, Egypt; 2Faculty of Agriculture, Ain Shams University, Egypt.

Citation | Reyad, A.M., A.M. Rabie, R.M. Taha and K. El-Dougdoug. 2023. Cocktail phage therapy for bacteria contaminating meat in Egypt. Journal of Virological Sciences, 11(1): 12-20.


Bacteriophages have crucial advantages over conventional methods of controlling pathogenic bacteria in which they have a high ability to self-reproduce, host specificity, and develop with their bacterial hosts. The most common pathogenic bacteria were isolated from fresh meat and identified using the VITEK II automated system. Phages specific to Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Klebsiella pneumoniae were isolated and mixed in a cocktail, then applied for the treatment of the collected meat samples. At room temperature (24°C), the number falls over time until reaching 72 hours for all bacterial species. The results obtained showed a significant reduction in the bacterial count of E. coli, Staph. aureus, and K. pneumoniae, indicating that the cocktail phage therapy has a potential application for replacing antibiotics and other means used for meat sterilization. 

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Journal of Virological Sciences


Vol. 3, Iss. 1


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