Prevalence and antibiotic resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from swimming pools in northern Greece.

@article{Tirodimos2010PrevalenceAA,
  title={Prevalence and antibiotic resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from swimming pools in northern Greece.},
  author={Ilias Tirodimos and Malamatenia Arvanitidou and L Dardavessis and Alexandros Bisiklis and S Alexiou-Daniil},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 7},
  pages={783-7}
}
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an important agent of opportunistic infection in aquatic environments. Our aim was to evaluate the occurrence and antimicrobial resistance of P. aeruginosa in the water of swimming pools in northern Greece. Water samples were obtained from hydrotherapy pools, jacuzzis/spas and swimming pools. A total of 16.6% (45/271) of the samples were positive for P. aeruginosa. Of the amenities examined, the most contaminated were hydrotherapy pools (25% of samples positive). A… CONTINUE READING