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Table 6 Antibiotic susceptibility of E.coli found in samples taken from waters associated with a hospital in Ujjain, India

From: Antibiotics and antibiotic-resistant bacteria in waters associated with a hospital in Ujjain, India

  Disc Concentration (μg) Site 1* Site 2 Site 3
   Ground Water At 10:00 At 16:00 At 10:00 At 16:00
Amoxicillin 30 S S S S S
Ceftriaxone 30 S S S I I
Amikacin 30 I R R R R
Ofloxacin 5 S I S S S
Ciprofloxacin 5 R I I S S
Norfloxacin 10 S S S S I
Levofloxacin 5 S S S I I
  1. R= Resistant; I= Intermediate; S= Sensitive
  2. Site 1 = Incoming safe water (received in hospital only once a day) *No E. coli was detected in the municipal water supply.
  3. Site 2 = At the point of exit of inpatient wards of the hospital.
  4. Site 3 = 100 metres from the hospital in subsequent drains.