Bacterial Assessment of the Cow's Milk from Different Areas in Baghdad City
The study was designed to investigate the raw cow's milk contamination with foodborne Staphylococcus aureus bacteria in different regions outside of Baghdad: (Mahmoudiyah, Al-Fadhilia, Abu-Ghraib, and Madinat Al-shuela). Milk samples (n=10) were randomly collected from healthy cows; media were prepared and cultured with diluted raw milk, the results of regions (Mahmoudiyah, Abu-Ghraib) showed that 1,0 out of 10 samples for both and 3, 2 of 10 samples were contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus bacteria of regions (Al-Fadhilia, Madinat Al-shuela). Therefore, in this study, we can estimate milk contamination with Staphylococcus aureus that may cause food poisoning if it is drunk by people. Therefore, we advise the manufacture of milk in high hygienic conditions and continuous pasteurization of milk, and treatment of the cases of subacute mastitis.