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Antibiotic Resistance of Food-Borne Pathogens Isolated from an Indoor Environment of a Lunchroom in a Child Care Center
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Antibiotic Resistance of Food-Borne Pathogens Isolated from an Indoor Environment of a Lunchroom in a Child Care Center
Kim, Jung-Beom; Kim, Jong-Chan;
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 Abstract
Objectives: This study was performed in order to evaluate antibiotic resistance and analyze the multiple antibiotic resistance of food-borne pathogens isolated from indoor air and an air cleaner at a lunch room in a child care center. Methods: An antibiotic test of food-borne pathogens, including four Staphylococcus aureus and 23 Bacillus cereus was conducted through the disk diffusion method from Clinical and Laboratory Standard Institute. Results: All Staph. aureus was resistant to Ampicillin and Penicillin, while B. cereus was also resistant to Ampicillin, Cefepime and Penicillin. All isolates showed Vancomycin susceptibility but three out of four Staph. aureus and all B. cereus were resistant to Oxacillin. Staph. aureus and B. cereus presented two or more multiple antibiotic resistances. Conclusions: The results indicated that food-borne pathogens isolated from indoor air and an air cleaner at a lunch room in a child care center showed multiple antibiotic resistances. The repeated control of indoor environment quality is required and continuous surveillance of antibiotic resistant strains is demanded.
 Keywords
child care center;indoor environment;antibiotic resistance;food borne pathogen;
 Language
Korean
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