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Identification of bacteria which possible transmitted by Polyphaga aegyptica (Blattodea: Blattidae) in the region of Ahvaz, SW Iran

Author(s): Babak Vazirianzadeh | Manijeh Mehdinejad | Rohullah Dehghani

Journal: Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology
ISSN 2008-3645

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 36;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Polyphaga aegyptica | Escherichia coli | Klebsiella pneumoniae

Cockroaches, Blattodea order insects, act as an important mechanical vector for lots of pathogenic microorganism agents, including bacteria, protozoa, worms, fungi, and viruses amongst humans and animals. Polyphaga aegyptica is a rare species of cockroaches than the common cockroaches. The aim of this study was to isolate and identify bacteria that are picked up by P. aegyptica over the human and animal premises. In this study totally five P. aegyptica were collected to isolate their bacteria, from the house in Ahvaz SW Iran using common bacteriology methods. The isolated bacteria in this study were Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Neisseria species, Bacillus cereus, B. subtilis and Staphylococci aureus based on sampling of external body and feces pellets of Egyptian cockroaches. The medical importance of P. aegyptica can be referred to transmitting medical importance reported bacteria in the present study.
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