Phage .typing of staphylococcus aureus using locally produced phages

Abstract

Out of 60 specimens, 30 staph aureus 1solates were obtained from different source location, surgical theater (instrument, walls floor and masks), nurses and in patients in S.T.H Ten Isolates from each source of the total specimens were able to produce phage lysates after induction by heat method and detected by spotting method By application of the spotting method it has been found that these phage lysates were able to be classified into 3 groups according to their sources:•Phage lysates from isolates 1 and 6 represent phage group A which were originally from isolates from surgical theater.•Phage lysates from isolates 15 and 16 represent phage group B which were originally from isolates from Nurses.•Phage lysates from isolates 23 and 26 represent phage group C which were originally from isolates from Inpatients.