Hussam Aldeen Hassan1*, Abdalla Osman Abdalla Ahmed2 and Bashir Sirag3
1Medical Laboratory Specialist in Zaher Gadeeb Al-Baan Polyclinic, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
2Associate Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
3Microbiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Hussam Aldeen Hassan, Medical Laboratory Specialist in Zaher Gadeeb Al-Baan Polyclinic, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
Received: August 17, 2020; Published: October 15, 2020
Aim: The aim of this study is to determine the vancomycin susceptibility in intestinal isolates of Enterococci isolated from healthy workers in Makkah.
Methods: disk diffusion technique was used in this study to determine the antimicrobial susceptibility for Penicillin, Ampicillin, Vancomycin and Linezolid. PCR testing for major resistant genes was also used.
Results: No resistant isolate was detected by disk diffusion technique. However, eight samples were PCR positive for Van B, two isolates were positive for Van C and only one isolate was positive VanC2/C3.
Conclusions: all isolates were sensitive by disc diffusion method, and Van genes were detected by PCR in few numbers of isolates.
Keywords: Enterococci; Streptococci; Ampicillin; Penicillin
Citation: Hussam Aldeen Hassan., et al. “Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci in Makkah Workers". Acta Scientific Microbiology 3.11 (2020): 24-27.
Copyright: © 2020 Hussam Aldeen Hassan., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.