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: 7 July, 2017; 11(25)

July 2017

Development of the fly ‘crop vessel’ bioassay for fly/microbial studies

The dipteran crop has been implicated in many fly/microbe associations. In most cases, reports merely identify that the microbe(s) in question is(are) found inside the crop, but very few studies have focused on their long-term presence within the crop. Possibly, one of the main reasons for this is that flies usually regurgitate their crop contents, which makes it difficult to do long-term studies. Because of this, an in...

Author(s): Lufan Wang, John G. Stoffolano Jr. and Lynne Mclandsborough

July 2017

Community knowledge and attitudes on antibiotic use in Moshi Urban, Northern Tanzania: Findings from a cross sectional study

There is increasing and spread of antibacterial resistance to antibiotics worldwide. The level of knowledge and attitudes of the community regarding the use of antibiotics in Tanzania is unknown. The present study identified determinants of knowledge and attitudes regarding antibiotics use in Moshi Urban district, Northern Tanzania. A cross-sectional study was conducted from April to June 2016 among community members...

Author(s): Goodluck Mbwambo, Basiliana Emidi, Maseke R. Mgabo, Geofrey Nimrod Sigalla, and Debora C. Kajeguka

July 2017

Prevalence of pathogenic and antibiotics resistant Escherichia coli from effluents of a slaughterhouse and a municipal wastewater treatment plant in Dakar

The aim of this study was to detect and characterize pathogenic and antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli isolated from slaughterhouse wastewater and the effluents of a municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Dakar, Senegal. Genetic markers associated with enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) and extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli (ExPEC) were screened in 268 E. coli isolates from slaughterhouse and 272 E. coli...

Author(s): Alpha Amadou Diallo, Delphine Bibbal, Fatou Tall Lô, Mbaye Mbengue, Mohamed Moustapha Sarr, Moussa Diouf, Yacine Sambe, Monique Kérourédan, Rianatou Alambédji, Yaya Thiongane, Eric Oswald and Hubert Brugère

July 2017

In vitro efficacies and durabilities of antibiotic/vitamin C coated hemodialysis catheters

Catheter associated bloodstream infections, exit-site infections, and tunnel infections are common complications related to hemodialysis central venous catheter use. Effective antimicrobial coating of catheters that can inhibit device colonization has the potential of preventing clinical infection. The study investigated in vitro the antimicrobial efficacies of hemodialysis catheters impregnated with an antibiofilm...

Author(s): Maria Refaat Boushra, Reham Ali Ibrahem, Gamal Fadl Gad and Hassan Mohammed Mohi El-Din