UNAIR and Azabu University Japan experts discover salmonella through immunomagnetic method

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UNAIR NEWS – Collaborative research seems to be one of the right breakthroughs to produce findings that are more useful for community. UNAIR scientists also often collaborate with several partners abroad to conduct collaborative research.

This time, research between researchers from FKH UNAIR and Azabu University in Japan succeeded in finding Salmonella through Immunomagnetic Method. Regarding this matter, Muhammad Thohawi Elziyad Purnama drh, M.Si., explained that infectious diseases are still one of the major health problems in Indonesia. Infectious diseases, he explained, are closely related to lack of personal hygiene, lack of environmental sanitation, and unhealthy community behavior.

“One of the infectious diseases caused by bacteria that often attack humans and animals is Salmonellosis,” he explained.

The lecturer known well as Thohawi also said that the disease caused by Salmonella sp bacteria was often found in livestock environments and waste disposal. Salmonellosis, he explained, was one of the zoonotic agents that caused considerable problems, especially in environments with poor sanitation.

“Zoonotic diseases spreading from humans to animals and vice versa are often difficult to overcome. Salmonella sp is a gram-negative bacterium and is divided into several groups and serotypes, “he said.

Furthermore, from the results of the collaborative research, explained drh. Thohawi, Salmonella has been found in ayam kampong meat in a traditional market in Surabaya with a method called immunomagnetic separation. The immunomagnetic method, he continued, has actually been widely used in Japan and was the first time done in Indonesia to isolate Salmonella from the meat.

“The results showed an increased sensitivity in the detection of Salmonella by using immunomagnetic methods for each market where samples have been collected,” he concluded.

Author: Nuri Hermawan

Editor: Khefti Al Mawalia  



Wardhana, DK., Purnama, MTE., Ooi, HK., Tyasningsih, W. 2019. Detection of Salmonella in Chicken Meat Using Immunomagnetic Separation and Conventional Methods from Traditional Market in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. Ind. Vet. J., 96(11), 30-32.

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