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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Microbiological And Antibiotic Resistance Pattern Analysis Of Wash Water From Tea Vendors Of Urban Areas In Bangladesh

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Safirun Pervin, Nuzhat Jerin, Tasmia Farzana, Shakila Sultana, Asif Hayat Zilani, S.M. Ariful Alam, Jahidul Islam, Fatema-E-Jannat, Suvamoy Datta



Antibiotic Resistance, Bacteriological analysis, Hygienic Condition, pathogens



Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water. For selling food and drinks in Bangladesh a large number of people are involved. This study was performed to determine the microbiological quality of tea vendors in different area of Dhaka city. A total of 50 street tea vendors were randomly selected for this study. Samples were collected from Tea cup, vendor hand and water of each tea vendors. All samples were assessed for the presence of total bacterial count, total Enterobacteriaceae, total coliform count and total Staphylococcus aureus. The presence of Salmonella and Vibrio species were determined following appropriate enrichment and culture method. Cup and hand samples collected showed significantly higher count of total heterotrophic bacteria. Prevalence of Vibrio spp. and Salmonella spp., Staphylo-coccus aureus has been on higher side as compare to the Enterobacters and Klebsiella. Antibiotic sensitivity pattern of the S. aureus isolates shows that the highest sensitivity was observed against Streptomycin whereas high resistance observed against Amoxicillin. Contamination of tea vendor samples with pathogenic and resistant bacteria indicate their poor quality and unacceptability as drinks. This could be a threat to the consumer’s health and require immediate attention in order to control any outbreak of food and water borne diseases. Results of this concise study indicate that water testing is significant approach to ensure the supply and availability of contaminated-free water for tea preparation and processing.



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