Study of hospital acquired infections among different working staff in veterinary hospitals
Author(s): Ajay Rao Penchala, Vijaya Kumar A, Ram Singh L and Kumar E
Abstract: The present study undertaken with aim to describe about nosocomial infections, transmission, and their impact on different working personnel such as teaching staff, non-teaching staff, students and veterinary assistant in a veterinary hospital. In this study, a total of 192 samples collected from the palms of different personnel for a period of two months and these samples carried to laboratory for further analysis of total plate count and presence of pathogenic bacteria like Escherichia coli, Salmonella sps and Staphylococcus sps. The total viable count from the palms of different working personnel ranging from 59.63d±4.03 cfu/ml to 211.88a±12.11 cfu/ml and the percentage of (Escherichia coli, Salmonella sps and staphylococcus sps) present are 66.66%, 54.14% and 87.50% respectively. The result of the present study shows these infections place a heavy financial strain on healthcare systems and increasing patient morbidity and mortality rates, hence proper awareness is required regarding HAI’S and its control strategies.
How to cite this article:
Ajay Rao Penchala, Vijaya Kumar A, Ram Singh L, Kumar E. Study of hospital acquired infections among different working staff in veterinary hospitals. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2023;8(5S):100-102.