Drug Resistance Studies on some Selected Bacteria/Clinical Isolates
Selected pathogenic bacteria obtained from the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research and the Medical school of the University of Ghana were screened for the presence of the antibiotic resistance gene marker. All the bacteria, except three, were found to be highly resistant to the marker antibiotic used. Salmonella Group D was relatively more sensitive to all three antibiotics (2.0 ug/ml, 10.0 ug/ml and 5.0 ug/ml for Tetracycline, Benzylpenicillin and Streptomycin respectively). Staphylococcus aureus was sensitive to Benzylpenicillin (4.0 ug/ml) and Salmonella typt was sensitive to Tetracycline (2.0 ug/ml).
The results obtained indicate a high incidence of the antibiotic resistance gene marker among the test bacteria.