237/22 | Research Article | Animal Nutrition

Identification of Multi Drug Resistant Bacteria from Drinking Water Samples – A Microbial Survey

EtabSaleh Al-Ghamdi

Department of Food and Nutrition, College of Human Sciences and Design, King Abdualziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal December 2022 : 99 (12) - pages 35 to 42
(Received: , Accepted: )


Antimicrobial resistance may result from rising resistance patterns of commercially available antibiotics, which is one of the most serious threats to global health and should not be overlooked while the world is focused on the COVID-19 disaster. Waterborne resistant bacteria have been shown to be capable of spreading to people in a lot of circumstances, particularly crowded places in urban living environment with heavy human behavior, such as drinking in public systems and swimming pools. Four hundred drinking water samples were collected from different zones in district Lahore, Pakistan. Multidrug resistance bacterial strains of waterborne pathogens have been isolated and characterized on the basis of colony characteristics, microscopic visuality and biochemical tests. The outcomes of this project revealed that Staphylococcusaureus was (26%), Escheria coli was (45%), Salmonellatyphi (15%), Shigelladysenteriae (10%) and Enterococcusfaecalis (4%) in district Lahore, Pakistan. These multidrug resistance bacteria showed high resistant patterns against amoxicillin, penicillin, streptomycin, tetracycline, erythromycin, gentamycin, amikacin whereas susceptible for chloramphenicol, cefixime, ofloxacin and ciprofloxacin.

Key Words: Escheria coli, Antibiotics, Contaminated drinking water, Smoking, Age

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