New Emerging Microbes In Hospitals

Dr Neelam sachdevaWritten by | MICROBIOLOGY

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Ralstonia

pickettiandR. insidiosa are emerging pathogens in hospital settings. They are found in moist environments.  In hospitals this bacteria contaminates solutions such as water, saline, and sterile drugs. These solutions are usually contaminated when the product is manufactured, because R. picketti has the ability to pass through 0.45 and 0.2 µm filters that are used to sterilize medicinal products.

Elizabethkingia meningoseptica:

It is a gram-negative aerobic bacillus which is resistant to  Colistin and has been isolated from neonates. It has been isolated in the hospital environment in water supplies, disinfectants, and medical devices.

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Last modified: 13/06/2017

2 Responses to :
New Emerging Microbes In Hospitals

  1. seema says:

    Very good informative blog

  2. Dr Anuj Dr Anuj says:

    Very informative blog. Wanted to know, how and what kind of hospital environment is feeding these organisms. Are these bugs prevalent in India or do we have antibiotics against them.

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