Research Article - Allied Journal of Medical Research (2020) Volume 4, Issue 1
Isolation of important cultivable bacteria from the moth flies (Clogmia albipunctata) as a mechanical vector in Babol Hospitals, north of Iran.
Insects have been defined as mechanical vectors of healthcare-associated infections. The study has been directed with the aim of isolation of C. albipunctata to transmit and transport bacterial pathogens in four teaching hospitals Babol, Iran. In this cross-sectional study, 274 adult moth flies were collected from four teaching therapeutic centers in a 5 month period. After identification of moth flies at species level using taxonomic keys, bacterial strains were detected from internal, and external body samples using microbiological and biochemical standard tests. Of 137 adult flies, 85.4% and 78.1% bacterial isolates were obtained from the gastrointestinal tract and cuticular surface, respectively. Opportunistic aerobic mesophilic Bacillus specious, and Coagulase Negative Staphylococci (CoNS) were the most strains isolated, respectively. The existence of moth flies is an actual threat to human health since they can carry numerous pathogenic bacteria, which can cause a wide variety of infections.Author(s): Mohsen Karami, Abazar Pournajaf, Ramazan Rajabnia, Saeid Mahdavi Omran, Ali Heidarpour, Jaber Alipour, Aynaz Khademian, Mojtaba Taghizadeh Armaki