Isolation and identification of Proteus mirabilis bacteria from urinary tract infections in humans and sheep


The study aimed to isolate and diagnose of Proteus mirabilis bacteria fromurinary tract infections in humans and sheep. (250) urine samples were collected,of which (150) human urine samples. These samples were taken from patients withurinary tract infections in the AL-Tarmiyah General Hospital, and the health sector center in AL-Tarmiyah and the Al-Mashahda Health Center, according to thediagnosis of the specialist doctor, and (100) sheep urine samples were taken frombutcher shops in AL-Tarmiyah. from the period of 1/10/2020 to 1/12/2020. The results reported (54) isolates belonging to the type Proteus mirabilis were diagnosedbased on phenotypic, microscopic and biochemical characteristics of the culture,and their diagnosis was confirmed by Vitek compact 2 device. Of these isolates,(38) isolates were isolated from human urine samples with a percentage of (25.3%)and (16) isolates out of the total Sheep samples (16%), and the resistance of thediagnosed bacterial isolates was tested against 9 types of different antibiotics, andthe isolates showed different resistance against these antibiotics. In which the resistance were 100% to Amoxicillin and Erythromycin, while the resistance to Amikacin, Cefotaxim, Chloramphenicol, Ciprofloxacin, Gentamicin, Impenem and Rifampinwere (20.4%), (53.7%), (66.7%), (38.9%), (40.7%), (27.8%), (94.4%) respectively.