Detection of Enteric Pathogenic Bacteria Transmitted by Housefly (Musca domestica) in Riyadh
Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences
The house-fly, Musca domestica L., not only is a nuisance pest, but also acts as an important mechanical vector for lots of pathogenic microorganism agents, including: bacteria protozoa, worms, fungi and viruses amongst humans and animals. The aim of this study was to use Microbial methods for identification of bacteria that are pick up by house-fly over the human. In this study totally 200 houseflies were collected to isolate their bacteria from the centre, east, and west of Riyadh. The common
... Riyadh. The common isolated bacteria were Escherichia coli with 85 cases (42.5%). Were Enteric pathogenic bacteria Helicobacter pylori was 63cases (31.5%), and other isolated bacteria was Staphylococci aureus21 cases (10.5%), Pseudomonas spp. was 20 cases (10 %) and Proteus spp. Was 11 cases (5.5%). The results of the current study confirm that flies are much more than a nuisance and that they pose potentially serious health risks. Consequently, the population of houseflies has to be controlled.