Acta Scientific Microbiology (ISSN: 2581-3226)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 9

Potentially Pathogenic Bacteria in Water Bodies and Drinking Water Supplies in and Around Bareilly, India

Bhoj R Singh*, Ravichandran Karthikeyan, Dharmendra K Sinha, Vinodhkumar OR, Varsha Jaykumar, Akanksha Yadav and Himani Agri

Division of Epidemiology, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, India

*Corresponding Author: Bhoj R Singh, Division of Epidemiology, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, India.

Received: August 01, 2022; Published: August 22, 2022

Abstract

The study was conducted to evaluate the microbial quality of water supplies in Bareilly city and nearby villages. A total of 111 samples comprising community pond water (45), drinking water (36), water tap handle swabs (city, 23) and sewage water (7, city) were analysed. Total of 363 bacterial isolates belonging to 25 genera were identified of which 71.3%, 47.7% and 30% isolates had multiple drug resistance, carbapenem resistance and produced extended spectrum-β-lactamases (ESBL), respectively. Twenty of the 36 drinking water samples had coliforms and 33.3% were positive for Escherichia coli. Besides, 55 samples had ESKAPE bacteria, 43.24% were positive for carbapenem resistant bacteria (CRB) and 24.3% samples had carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). In drinking water samples 8.3 % had CRE and 33.3% had CRB. Two third (65.2%) of water faucet (tap) handles in public places had CRBs mostly belonging to ESKAPE group of pathogens, and 52.2% carried CRE. The community pond water was still the bigger health hazard since 64.4% and 44.4% of samples were positive for CRB and CRE, respectively. The study indicated that community water sources either for drinking or for other purposes in and around Bareilly city were potential source of MDR, CR and ESBL producing strains.

Keywords: AMR; CRE; Carbapenem-resistance; Community Water; ESBL; MDR

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    Citation

    Citation: Bhoj R Singh., et al. “Potentially Pathogenic Bacteria in Water Bodies and Drinking Water Supplies in and Around Bareilly, India". Acta Scientific Microbiology 5.9 (2022): 113-126.

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    Copyright: © 2022 Bhoj R Singh., 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.




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