African Journal of
Bacteriology Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Bacteriol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9871
  • DOI: 10.5897/JBR
  • Start Year: 2009

JBR Articles in press

Prevalence and Risk Factors Associated with Salmonella from Dairy Herds in and Around Areka Town, Boloso Sore Wereda, Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia

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The cross-sectional study was conducted from December 2021 to May 2022 to determine the prevalence of Salmonella isolated from raw milk of dairy herds in and around Areka town, Boloso Sore woreda, Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia. A total of 151 direct udder milk samples were examined using bacteriological methods. The overall prevalence of Salmonella was recorded at a rate of 9.3%. The associated risk factors like breed,...

Author(s): Isayas Asefa Kebede, Ermias Legabo, Tsegaye Walde


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The transmission of antibiotic resistant bacteria from hospital door handles is a major public health concern worldwide. The antibiogram of enteric bacteria isolated from door handles of some selected hospital in Jos was determined. Swabs from door handles of various units such as private ward, surgical ward, medical ward, theatre, laboratory and toilet were cultured in peptone water, then transferred into MacConkey agar....

Author(s):Terumo Nelson , Ali Murna

High Prevalence of Multidrug Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Isolated from Wastewater and Soil in Jos Metropolis, Plateau State

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The widespread emergence of antibiotic resistance, particularly multiple antibiotic resistance (MAR) among bacterial species has become one of the most serious challenges in environmental protection. Environmental bacteria are a reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) and a potential source of novel resistance genes in environmental organisms. In the current study, we investigated the high prevalence of...

Author(s):Anayochukwu C. Ngene, Chinedu G. Ohaegbu, Iroamachi E. Awom, John O. Egbere, Isaac A. Onyimba, Uzal Umar., Uchechukwu C. Ohaeri, Nnaemeka N. Nnadi, John C. Aguiyi

Antibiotic resistance Patterns of Escherichia coli strains isolated from pig's (Sus scrofa domesticus) casings in Lomé, Togo

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Optimal treatment and prudent use of antimicrobials for pigs is imperative to secure animal health and mostly prevent the development of critical resistance which can be transmitted to humans. An important step in this one-health context is to monitor resistance patterns of important animal pathogens. The aim of the study was to investigate the antibiotic resistance patterns of Escherichia coli strains in the intestinal...

Author(s):Yao Selom ATRAH, Kossi Jacques DOUMEGNO, Sika DOSSIM, Essodina TALAKI, Yaovi AMEYAPOH, Mounerou SALOU

Antibacterial activity of Carica papaya seed extracts on Escherichia coli isolates from toilet compartments in Morogoro

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Antimicrobial resistance is one of the 21st century’s major global public health challenge which calls for search for newer sources of antimicrobials. Escherichia coli (E. coli) is gram negative straight rod, non-spore forming bacteria, widely distributed in nature and commonly found in lower gastro intestinal tracts of most warm-blooded animals. The bacteria are associated with dysentery and hemolytic uremic syndrome in...

Author(s):Edmond Bernard, Coletha Mathew

Antibacterial activity of pawpaw seed extract (Carica papaya) on multi-drug resistant bacteria isolated from dry poultry waste

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Poultry management generates high amounts of wastes which may result in disposal and pollution threats. It is an ecological place where there are large and diverse numbers of microorganisms. This was therefore designed to investigate bacteria diversities, their antibiotics resistance and possible implication in transporting it over long distance as manure. Dry poultry waste samples were collected from poultry waste packing...

Author(s):J. O. Olayiwola; A. F. Kolade; O. Babatunde; S. A. Nassar; M. R. Lawal; O. Adeyemi

In vitro evaluation of the antibacterial activity of Plectranthus lanuginosus (Hochst. Ex Benth.) Agnew leaf extracts

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The increased care toward substituting chemical antimicrobials with natural preparations has led to increased studies. To demonstrate the antimicrobial physiognomies of plant extracts, their consequence on infectious pathogenic microorganisms has to be studied in laboratory. In this study, aqueous, ethanol and n-hexane leaf extracts of Plectranthus lanuginosus were tested for their antibacterial activity against...

Author(s):Melaku Tefera Tsoge, Yalemtsehay Mekonnen, Destaw Damtie and Mesfin Melaku

Predictors of Sputum Smear Conversion at the end of Two Months Tuberculosis Treatment among New Smear Positive Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in Addis Ababa Public Health Centers: a case control study

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Background: Limited data are available on predictors of persistent sputum smear positivity at the end of second months of anti-tuberculosis (TB) treatment in Ethiopia. The present investigation was undertaken to identify predictors of sputum smear conversion at the end of second months of anti-TB among new smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients on treatment in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Methods: Case-control study was...

Author(s):Zerihun Yaregal Admassu, Chalitu Muleta Jiru and Bethlehem Bezabih Ashine

Antibiotics susceptibility profile and prevalence of gram-negative uropathogens/urinary isolates from asymptomatic bacteriuria among female students in a University in northern Nigeria

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Asymptomatic bacteriuria among healthy female students is a common occurrence that is frequently ignored and this is attributed to the fact that pre-menopausal, non-pregnant women with asymptomatic bacteriuria experience no adverse effects and usually will clear their bacteriuria spontaneously. However, these women are more likely to experience subsequent symptomatic urinary tract infection (UTI) than women who do not have...

Author(s):Asymptomatic bacteriuria, antibiotics resistance, female students

What are the experiences and barriers in tuberculosis directly observed treatment short course (dots) implementation in Northern and Muchinga provinces of Zambia?

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Today, tuberculosis is still one of the major public health problems in many places in the world especially in Africa and Asia. The aim of the study was to determine the experiences and barriers in tuberculosis directly observed Treatment Short course implementation in Northern and Muchinga provinces of Zambia. The sample was composed of data from 12 districts of Northern and Muchinga provinces. Two tools were utilised in...

Author(s):Davies Chisenga Kalunga, E. Sinkamba , Chomba Obbie, Phiri, Chibeka Brian, S. Phiri, and M. Kabwe,

Survey of Vibrio cholera contamination in surface waters in southwest of Iran

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Vibrio cholera is a Gram negative contagious water borne bacteria which is responsible for cholera outbreak all over the world. The disease spread occurs much more during summers in tropical and endemic regions. Entering dangerous waste to surface waters is a serious environmental health problem in developing countries. The aim of this study is to investigate the surface waters contamination with V. cholera in Boyer-Ahmad...

Author(s):Najmeh Parhizgari, Masoud Marashifard, Masoud Moin and Asghar Sharifi

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