Characterization of Bacterial Strains and their Resistance Status in Hospital EnvironmentMeriem EL Bakkali1,2, Khadija Hmid3, Khalid El Kari2, Mimoune Zouhdi3, Mohammed EL Mzibri2 and Amin Laglaoui1*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Amin Laglaoui
Équipe de Recherche en Biotechnologies & Génie des Biomolécules
Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de Tanger
B.P: 416-Tanger-Maroc, Morroco,
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Received Date: September 10, 2015; Accepted Date: September 29, 2015; Published Date: October 06, 2015
Citation: Bakkali MEL, Hmid K, Kari KE, Zouhdi M, Mzibri MEL, et al. (2015) Characterization of Bacterial Strains and their Resistance Status in Hospital Environment. J Trop Dis 4:180. doi:10.4172/2329-891X.1000180
Copyright: © 2015 Bakkali MEL, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Drug resistant Gram-negative or positive germs are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Little is known about the epidemiology of this group of pathogens in Moroccan hospitals. During 1-year period, contamination controls of the surfaces and hands, in Ibn Sina hospital services, were performed from 10/2009 to 06/2010. A total of 470 surface and 135 hands samples were collected in the hospital and antibacterial resistance was examined. This study highlighted the presence of Staphyloccocus aureus, Pseudomonas sp, Klebsiella sp, which were widely disseminated in the inanimate surfaces and on the hands of health professionals and patients. An increased number of antimicrobial resistant isolates showed a reduced susceptibility to third cephalosporin’s generation, quinolones and aminoglycosides. In Moroccan hospital, it is recommended to optimize antimicrobial drug use and to evaluate the microbiologic quality of environment, which it is most likely to be colonized with resistant bacteria.