Detection of Enteric Pathogenic Bacteria Transmitted by Housefly (Musca domestica) in Riyadh

Albandari Al-Yousef
2014 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
more » ... 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.
doi:10.21608/eajbsa.2014.13149 fatcat:vk3a5c6aybfhjjit7n3j2amlmi