MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF DRINKING TAPS OF A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY IN THE STATE OF PIAUÍ

Anderson de Melo Moreira, Willden John Lopes de Aguiar, Olavo Dionísio da Silva Dias, Tiago Medeiros da Silva, Amanda de Oliveira Sousa Cardoso, Letícia Batista dos Santos, Daniela Reis Joaquim de Freitas

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Objectives: to carry out the microbiological analysis of drinking taps at a public university in the city of Teresina, Piauí. Methodology: Samples were collected from the faucets of 59 water fountains, inside the campus. Results: The results showed that all drinking water analyzed showed microbial growth, except one. Microorganisms such as Candida sp, Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Shigella, Staphylococcus (including S. aureus) and other enterobacteria were found. In order to verify the antimicrobial activity of S. aureus isolated populations, 5 different antimicrobial types were used, which showed 98% vancomycin resistance and 100% oxacillin resistance. Conclusion: microorganisms found as biofilms in taps are potentially pathogenic, especially S. aureus, which is heavily involved in community and hospital infections. The pattern of antimicrobial resistance found in isolated populations requires further studies and control measures to avoid its propagation.

Análise microbiológica das torneiras dos bebedouros de uma universidade pública do estado do Piauí


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Bebedouros, Biofilme, Resistência antimicrobiana;

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