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Title: Multiple antibiotic resistance profiles of various Escherichia coli serotypes isolated from Cochin Estuary
Authors: Hatha, A A M
Abhirosh, Chandran
Sherin, Varghese
Sheeja, K M
Keywords: Multiple antibiotic resistance profile
Escherichia coli
MAR index
Issue Date: Jul-2007
Publisher: Journal of marine and atmospheric research
Abstract: A total of eighty-one Escherichia coli isolates belonging to forty-three different serotypes including several pathogenic strains such as enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC), enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC), enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) and uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC) isolated from Cochin estuary between November 2001 and October 2002 were tested against twelve antibiotics to determine the prevalence of multiple antibiotic resistance (MAR) and antimicrobial resistance profiles as a measure of high risk source of contamination. The results revealed that more than 95% of the isolates were multiple antibiotic resistant (resistant to more than three antibiotics). The MAR indexing of the isolates showed that all these strains originated from high risk source of contamination. The incidence of multiple antibiotic resistant E. coli especially the pathogenic strains in natural waters will pose a serious threat to human population
Description: J.Mar. Atmos. Res. Vol.3, No.2 July 2007, 18-28
URI: http://dyuthi.cusat.ac.in/purl/3942
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