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Table 1 Bacterial profile isolated from stethoscopes used at Jimma University Specialized Hospital from May-Sep2011

From: Bacterial contamination, bacterial profile and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of isolates from stethoscopes at Jimma University Specialized Hospital

Sr. No. Isolated bacteria Total no. (%)
1 CoNS 103 (40.2)
2 S. aureus 79 (30.9)
3 Bacillus species 13(5.1)
4 Klebsilla species 12(4.7)
5 Citrobacter species 11 (4.3)
6 Salmonella species 9(3.5)
7 Proteus species 9 (3.5)
8 Enterobacter species 8 (3.1)
9 Gram positive filamentous 6 (2.3)
10 P. aeruginosa 3(1.2)
11 E. coli 2 (0.8)
12 Micrococcus species 1 (0.4%)
13 Total isolates 256 (100%)