|Title:||Isolation and identification of Mycobacterium avium complex and other nontuberculosis mycobacteria from drinking-water in Basra governorate, Iraq|
|Authors:||Al Sulami, A.A.|
Al Taee, A.M.R.
|Abstract:||This study aimed to determine the occurrence of Mycobocterium avium complex and other nontuberculous mycobacteria in drinking-water in Basra governorate, Iraq and their susceptibility to several antibiotics and the effect of 0.5 mg/L of chlorine on their survival. A total of 404 samples of drinking-water were collected from 33 different districts of the governorate from November 2006 to August 2007. Filtered samples were incubated for 7 days or less in a monophasic-biphasic culture setup of tuberculosis broth and Lowenstein-jensen agar. The 252 isolates were identified as M avium complex , M. marinum , M. kansasii , M. simiae , M. szulgai , M. xenopi , M. malmoense , M.fortuitum , M. chelonae  and M. abscessus . Isolates were tested for antibiotic susceptibility as well as their ability to tolerate chlorine at a concentration of 0.5 mg/L The presence of these pathogenic bacteria in drinking-water renders the water unfit for human consumption|
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Mycobacterium avium Complex
|Subject:||Mycobacterium avium Complex|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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