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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 135-8

Multidrug resistant Salmonella typhi in Rourkela, Orissa.

Department of Microbiology, Ispat General Hospital, Rourketa

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U Das
Department of Microbiology, Ispat General Hospital, Rourketa

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Out of 5410 blood samples 715 samples were found positive for Salmonella typhi. Enteric fever was prevalent for last three years in Rourkela. In last two years, a number of multidrug resistant strains of Salmonella typhi was isolated which constituted almost 16.1% of the total isolates. In this study, chloramphenicol sensitivity was found quite high (86.5%) and ceftriaxone showed 100% sensitivity. Resistance to ciprofloxacin was found 2.5% which due to direct consequence of indiscriminate use of antibiotics, either singly or in combination.

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