Antibiotic susceptibility patterns of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from clinical and hospital environmental samples in Nasiriyah, Iraq
A total of one hundred and forty two swab samples (92 clinical and 50 from hospital environment) were collected for the detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Out of the total samples, 29 isolates of P. aeruginosa were isolated and recorded an overall prevalence rate of 20.42% (29/242) of which 18 (19.56%) were from wounds and burns swabs of patients, and 11 (22%) were from hospital environment. The highest rate of P....
Antibacterial activity of silver-nanoparticles against Staphylococcus aureus
In this study, the antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) as Ag-nano disc was assessed with respect to Gram positive bacteria. Scanning electron microscope (ESM) was used for Staphylococcus aureus by measuring the diameter of inhibition zones in culture media and Ag-NPS. Eventually, gauzes containing strain were further impregnated between 2-layer nanofilms at 1, 3, 5 and 7 ppm sized 2 × 2 cm and...
Seroepidemiology, molecular and entomological studies of bluetongue in sheep in Gujarat
Seroepidemiology, molecular and entomological studies of bluetongue in sheep was carried out in Gujarat, India. Out of 980 sera sample screened, 361 (36.84 %) were found positive by c-enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (c-ELISA). Out of the 103 blood samples tested for the presence of bluetongue virus (BTV) by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), 3 were found positive, producing 274 bp amplicons with...
Antimicrobial activity of fixed oils found in Brazil nuts and sunflower seeds against microorganisms isolated from bovine subclinical mastitis
Concern with traces of antibiotics found in milk and resistant bacteria has led to the search for alternatives, mainly natural products, to treat mastitis. This study aimed at evaluating the antimicrobial activity of fixed oils found in Brazil nuts and sunflower seeds against microorganisms isolated from mastitic milk and at analyzing their fatty acids. The following microorganisms were isolated from milk produced by...