Aislamiento e identificación de bacterias con potencial nosocomial procedentes de ambientes y superficies de una clínica veterinaria Universitaria del Área Metropolitana del Valle de Aburrá, Antioquia-Colombia

Translated title of the contribution: Isolation and identification of bacteria with nosocomial potential from environments and surfaces of a veterinary university clinic of Metropolitan area of Aburra Valley Antioquia-Colombia

Esteban Arroyave, Jessica Uribe-Buriticá, Sara Granados-Acevedo, Luz A. Gutierrez, Lina M. Arismendi, Juana Liz Vidal Arboleda, Andrés F. Londoño

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Abstract

Introduction: Care associated infections are of importance in human medicine but few is known in veterinary medicine. Aims: To identify pathogenic bacteria in surfaces of veterinary clinics. Materials and methods: Two samples with cotton hissops were obtained in inert surfaces from 8 veterinary clinics. The presence of pathogenic bacteria was established by growth in agar media, identification of species was performed through colonies morphology and Gram stain and biochemistry identification with API20E and API50 CH/E system and antibiogram. Results: 95 isolates were characterized and within them 28 were pathogenic. The most prevalent were Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus sp. and Staphylococcus sp. Conclusions: This is the first description of pathogenic microorganisms present in veterinary clinics in Antioquia that have potential for clinical consequences for personnel working at this veterinary centers.

Translated title of the contributionIsolation and identification of bacteria with nosocomial potential from environments and surfaces of a veterinary university clinic of Metropolitan area of Aburra Valley Antioquia-Colombia
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)227-233
Number of pages7
JournalInfectio
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hospital associated infections
  • Nosocomial infection
  • Public health surveillance
  • Veterinary hospital

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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