The most common bacteria isolated from Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Baghdad Teaching Hospital/ Medical City

1Aqeela Abdul-Zahra Ali, Intesar Abdul-Jabbar Habib

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Abstract:

The present study has interested with detection of the most common bacteria that contaminate the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Baghdad Teaching Hospital/ Medical City therefore a total of 150 swab samples were collected from many inanimate objects (equipments and surfaces) at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) during the period from Aug. – oct. 2019. All swab samples cultured on routine culture media and incubated at 37 ºC for 24 hrs. 53 (35.33%) out of 150 (100%) swab samples gave positive culture and the isolates were identified by traditional microbiological methods including morphological, microscopical characteristics and biochemical tests of API system. The study provide evidence that the most common bacterial species that contaminate the inanimate objects (equipments and surfaces) at NICU/ Baghdad Teaching Hospital were Pseudomonas aerugenosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae. E. coli, Enterobacter sakazaki, Acinetobacter baumanii, Bacillus spp. and Staphylococcus epidermidis.

Keywords:

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Baghdad Teaching Hospital, Pathogenic bacteria, Pseudomonas aerugenosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae. E. coli, Enterobacter sakazaki., Acinetobacter baumanii, Bacillus spp., Staphylococcus epidermidis.

Paper Details
Month3
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 3
Pages4712-4715