ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Sandeep Kumar1 , Jane C. Benjamin1, Rubina Lawrence1 and Kaushalendra Kumar2
1Department of Microbiology, Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Deemed University, Allahabad, India.
2Animal Nutrition Division, Rumen Microbiology Laboratory IVRI, Izatnagar, Bareilly – 243 122, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2010;4(2):903-906
© The Author(s). 2010
Received: 27/02/2010 | Accepted: 14/04/2010| Published: 31/10/2010

Air sample from various wards of different hospitals of Allahabad city were analyzed for the incidence of pathogenic microorganisms. Evaluation of isolates for detection of selected pathogen in various samples. Staphylococcus aureus (43.85%) gave highest incidence, which causes major microbial infection. Least incidence was found to be of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (8.9%). Antibiotic susceptibility pattern of the isolated pathogen showed highest resistance against Gentamycin and Methicillin. Imipenem was found to be most effective against all the isolates. There is a pressing need for a continued surveillance that must be applied periodically to detect possible changes in the level of microorganism. Monitoring of multidrug resistance pattern is also required for these bioaerosols, along with adequate ventilation control and the occupant density.


Air sample, Hospital environment, Nosocomial infection, Antibiotic resistance pattern

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