Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol 10, Issue 1, 2008; Page No.(87-90)

METHICILLIN RESISTANT' STAPHYLOCOCCUS ALLREUS (MRSA) FROM NOSOCOMIAL SAMPLES IN A PRIMARY CARE HOSPITAL AT KADMANALL UR

M. KANNAN1, A.J.A. RANJIT SINGH AND M. NARAYANAN

Abstract

Multidrug resistant nosocomial pathogens are a matter of serious concern today. In the present study methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) were isolated from some of the materials like door, wheel chair, fence, toilet surface, stricture, water tap, tablet container, floor, air and water from an hospital at Kadayanallur of Thirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu. In metallic objects like wheel chair, water tap and fence MRSA load was higher than non metallic objects. Except water, all other samples in the hospital environment had MRSA contamination. Multidrug resistance was also observed in S. aureus. Molecular characterization of MRSA isolate showed the presence of resistant (r) plasmid.

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