Spread of antibiotic resistant pathogenic bacteria in the hospital-Libya
Spread of Antibiotic-Resistant
in the Hospital and Community:
The Role of German Cockroach
R. Elgaderi1, K.S. Ghenghesh2 and
Faculty of Science1 and
Faculty of Medicine2
Tripoli University, Tripoli-Libya.
To determine what are the pathogenic
bacteria carried by the German cockroach
found in hospitals and the community?
To determine the resistance profiles of
isolated pathogenic bacteria to
Using standard bacteriological
procedures 253 German cockroaches
collected from 3 hospitals in Tripoli and
150 from the community were examined.
Susceptibility to antibiotics was measured
by the disc diffusion method.
Bacteria detected in hospital and
community cockroaches >> Table.
Pseudomonas isolates showed the
highest resistant rates being more than
95% resistant to ampicillin, amoxicillinclavulanic acid, cephalothin, chloramphenicol, nalidixic acid, tetracycline,
nitrofurantoin, trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole and all (100%) were
susceptible to ciprofloxacin and