Table 6

Antibiotic susceptibility of E.coli found in samples taken from waters associated with a hospital in Ujjain, India

Disc Concentration (μg)

Site 1*

Site 2

Site 3


Ground Water

At 10:00

At 16:00

At 10:00

At 16:00


Amoxicillin

30

S

S

S

S

S

Ceftriaxone

30

S

S

S

I

I

Amikacin

30

I

R

R

R

R

Ofloxacin

5

S

I

S

S

S

Ciprofloxacin

5

R

I

I

S

S

Norfloxacin

10

S

S

S

S

I

Levofloxacin

5

S

S

S

I

I


R= Resistant; I= Intermediate; S= Sensitive

Site 1 = Incoming safe water (received in hospital only once a day) *No E. coli was detected in the municipal water supply.

Site 2 = At the point of exit of inpatient wards of the hospital.

Site 3 = 100 metres from the hospital in subsequent drains.

Diwan et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:414   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-414

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