Encoding gene for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from nasal swab of dogs

Reina Puspita Rahmaniar, Maya Nurwartanti Yunita, Mustofa Helmi Effendi, Sheila Marty Yanestria

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to isolate and identify encoding gene for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from nasal swab of dogs in Surabaya, Indonesia. Nasal swab of dogs of 85 samples obtained from five areas in Surabaya. Bacterial identification was based on the growth in Mannitol Salt Agar, Gram staining, catalase, coagulase and VP tests. 43 (50.59%) out of 85 samples were for positive Staphylococcus aureus isolation. MRSA confirmation by Oxacillin Resistant Screen Agar Base (ORSAB) were 25(29.41%). The molecular identification on mecA gene by PCR showed that 5(5.88%) isolates were positive contain mecA gene. It was concluded that the dogs as companion animals can be a potential reservoir for MRSA strains to threat public health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-40
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Veterinary Journal
Volume97
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Dogs
  • MRSA
  • MecA gene
  • Staphylococcus aureus

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