ISSN: 1813-0410

Author : E. Bashboosh, Alyaa

Distribution of multi – drug resistant bacteria among hospital effluent

Ahlam K.Naeem; Alyaa E. Bashboosh; Abdullah O. Al-Hatami

journal of kerbala university, 2007, Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 223-226

The present study was curried out to estimate the spread of multi – drug resistant (MDR) bacterial from hospital effluent to the municipal sewage system. The total viable count of bacterial populations in hospital effluents was ranging from 10 colony forming unit(CFU)/ml for Serratia marcescens to 500 CFU/ml for Echrishia. coli in three hospitals; The percent of MDR bacteria population in all these hospitals ranged from (5%) Serratia marcescens to (97%) Echirishia. coli..Furthermore, the MDR bacteria carried simultaneous resistance for most commonly used antibiotics and obviously the spread of such MDR bacteria to the community is a matter of grave concern.