African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5182

Table of Content: 21 September, 2017; 11(35)

September 2017

Value of matrix assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases in Africa and tropical areas

Matrix assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is a revolutionary technique with multiple applications. Its use in clinical microbiology is now becoming widespread as the method is an easy, rapid, effective, accurate, and cheap way to identify cultured bacteria and fungi. It is, therefore, an ideal tool to replace conventional methods still used in Africa and...

Author(s): Cheikh Ibrahima Lo, Bécaye Fall, Bissoume Sambe-Ba, Christophe Flaudrops, Ngor Faye, Oleg Mediannikov, Cheikh Sokhna, Boubacar Wade, Didier Raoult and Florence Fenollar

September 2017

Isolation of bacteria from mobile phones before and after decontamination: Study carried out at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Different fomites which are in regular contact with humans can play an important role in the transmission of microorganisms. Mobile phones have become indispensable in all walks of life; nevertheless their potential role in transmission of infections is of great interest. A cross-sectional study was done (April to June, 2015) at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Faculty of Medicine (female campus), in order to detect...

Author(s): Razina Mohd. Qamar Zaman and Noof Refat Mohd Helmi

September 2017

Challenges in diagnosis of central nervous system infections using conventional method: Need for better approach in Rwanda

Central nervous system (CNS) infection is a common and serious disease that needs rapid and appropriate diagnosis for an appropriate treatment. However, in most recourse limited setting including Rwanda, conventional microbiological method is the only way to establish a confirmed infectious etiology. This was a 4 years retrospective review of registers and electronic laboratory records aimed to determine the causative...

Author(s): Edouard Ntagwabira, , Marianne Wanjiru Mureithi, Claude Mambo Muvunyi, Florence Masaisa, Menelas Nkeshimana, Isabelle Mukagatare, Doreen Thuo, Walter Jaoko, Jean Baptiste Mazarati and Omu Anzala