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Ezdihar Mohammed Mahal Al-Rubaie1 , Nabeel M.H. Al-Maaly2 and Haider Mohammed Ali Al-Rubaie3
1Department of Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Baghdad University, Baghdad, Iraq.
2Department of Internal and Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Baghdad University, Iraq.
3Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Baghdad University , Baghdad, Iraq.
J Pure Appl Microbiol, 2019, 13 (3): 1763-1767 | Article Number: 5607
https://doi.org/10.22207/JPAM.13.3.51 | © The Author(s). 2019
Received: 03/05/2019 | Accepted: 13/07/2019 | Published: 04/09/2019
Abstract

To mention the role of ticks in transmission of Klebsiella spp. and Staphylococcus aureus, sixty seven engorged adult females of the type which called hard ticks (Rhipicephalus spp.) were collected from cattle and sheep randomly from diverse regions of Baghdad city through the period November 2015 till March 2016. Blood swabs from ticks were subjected to the culture media to determine the percentages of Klebsiella spp. and Staphylococcus aureus. Results showed that out of 67 samples, 13 (14.40%) samples were positive for Klebsiella spp., 16 (23.88%) samples were positive for Staphylococcus aureus and 8 samples were positive for both bacteria. This study revealed that hard ticks (Rhipicephalus spp.) is a good source for bacterial infection by Klebsiella spp. and Staphylococcus aureus .

Keywords

Rhipicephalus, Klebsiella, Staphylococcus.

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