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A study on the prevalence of Salmonella species in Yola North Local Govt. area of Adamawa State, Nigeria.

Midala, T. J and Agina, S. A. and De, N (2005) A study on the prevalence of Salmonella species in Yola North Local Govt. area of Adamawa State, Nigeria. Nigerin Journal of Biotechnology, 16 (1). ISSN 0189 - 1731

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Abstract

A total of three hundred stool samples collected from' one hundred and twenty six patients (attending Federal Medical Centre; Bamaiyi Hospital, Peace hospital, Yola Biomedics Laboratory and Beta Laboratory) and one hundred and seventy four volunteers (students of Daubeli Secondary School) were examined. Twenty of the samples analyzed were non-lactose fermenters and were subjected to serotyping. The results of the serotyping identified II S. typhi iso lates (3.7%), 3 S. paratyphi A isolates ( 1.0%) and 2 S. panttyphi l3 isolates (0 67°o) and -1 non- SalmoneliCI isolates. Antibiotic sensitivity test on the elevenS. tyrhi IStJiatcs sllOIIS that ge11tamicin has the highest ef"fica'c~ (90.9°-o) followed b; olloxacin (63.6%) and colistin sulfate (27 . 3'~o) t-cspcctl\cly. \"he el'lic~lcles ol· streptomycin. chloramphenicol and tetracycline ag<llllst these isulatc'i 11 c1·e <truund lJ I 0 o.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nun-lado'c krllll'llter. S:limunc·ll<~ spc·cies. <111J Antibiotic sensitivity
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2015 20:06
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2015 20:31
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/5102

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