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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 916-922
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.707.110


Identification and Characterization of Methicillin Resistant Bacterial Isolates from Fish and Shellfish Collected from Cochin Backwaters, Kerala, India
Hemanta Pokhrel, Rahul Krishnan, Devika Pillai, C.G. Rakesh and K.G. Sneha
Centre for Aquatic Animal Health Management, School of Aquaculture and Biotechnology, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Resistance to antimicrobial agents among clinically important pathogens in the community and environment has compromised therapy and requires constant monitoring of emerging pathogens. Current investigation was aimed at determining the antimicrobial resistance pattern in bacteria isolated from public water body near a hospital where fishing is carried out and also from two fish farms which used the same water for aquaculture. In the present study methicillin resistance bacteria was recorded highest compared to other antibiotics and also this is the first report of the occurrence of clinical isolates such as Klebsiella pneumonia and Klebsiella oxytoca with multi drug resistance in aquatic environment including in fish, suggesting the rapid spread of isolates and AMR genes between environments. The study revealed that imprudent use of antibiotics in hospital and release of the waste without prior treatment may have led to the dissemination of resistance from terrestrial to aquatic organism.


Keywords: Resistance, Antimicrobial, Emerging, Methicilin
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Hemanta Pokhrel, Rahul Krishnan, Devika Pillai, C.G. Rakesh and Sneha, K.G. 2018. Identification and Characterization of Methicillin Resistant Bacterial Isolates from Fish and Shellfish Collected from Cochin Backwaters, Kerala, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 916-922. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.707.110