Revista Científica Salud Uninorte, Vol 36, No 3 (2020)

Tamaño de la letra:  Pequeña  Mediana  Grande

Multidrug-resistant bacteria in child care centers

Arlen Patricia Gomez Ramirez, Virginia Soto Lesmes, Martha Fabiola Rodríguez


Purpose:To describe the antibiotic resistance of isolated bacteria on the surfaces of child care centers. Methods:Swabs were used to sample the surfaces in 266 child care centers in Bogotá (Colombia). Bacterial characterization and susceptibility patterns were verified using a computerized system. Results:A total of 151 different bacteria were obtained, primarily in the kitchens (36%). Staphylococcuswas a frequent find, especially: S. hominis, S. saprophyticusand S. epidermidis;2.7% were resistant to methicillin. Klebsiella oxytocawas the most isolated bacteria in kitchens, with high resistance to antibiotics. Conclusion:This investigation shows the importance of identifying the bacteria present in different environments to which children are exposed to continuously supervise hygiene habits in child day care centers.

Palabras Clave / Keywords

Environment; Bacteria; Anti-Bacterial Agents; Child; Child Day Care Centers.

Tipo de Artículo

Artículo de investigación científica y tecnológica


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