Study Some Virulence Factors of Escherichia coli isolated from Clinical cases and animal origin foods in Babylon province


Isolates of Escherichia coli were collected from stool of patients with sever diarrhea for both sexes and different ages in Babylon Province hospitals,and also from ground beef meat and localy raw cheeses from different regions in Babylon Province. All isolates were identified according to morphological and biochemical tests and results were confirmed by Api 20E system. Isolates showed two types of adherence factors, 104 Isolates( 71.72%) CFA/I, 77 isolates(53.10%) CFA/III, 109 Isolates(57.17%)showed the ability to produce Biofilm, 122 Isolates(84.13%) produced Beta-Lactamase, 66 Isolates(45.51%) produced hemolysin