ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Review Article | Open Access
Mashael Alghizzi and Ashwag Shami
Department of Biology, College of Sciences, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University,
P.O. Box 84428, Riyadh 11671, Saudi Arabia.
Article Number: 7990 | © The Author(s). 2023
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2023;17(1):80-88.
Received: 27 June 2022 | Accepted: 22 December 2022 | Published online: 02 March 2023
Issue online: March 2023

Majority of the global population have been affected by food-borne diseases, and Staphylococcus aureus is one of the causes of this disease. S. aureus can be transmitted through contaminated food and is a risk to universal human health because of its ability to produce toxins-staphylococcal enterotoxins. Additionally, methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) furthered public health concerns. Although MRSA has been identified in food worldwide, little information is available on this topic locally and internationally. This review presents information on MRSA that was collected as evidence of such infections globally and in Saudi Arabia.


Saudi Arabia, Food-born disease, MRSA, Antibiotics, PVL, SCCmec, MecA

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