Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 638

Table of Content: December 2009; 1(2)

December 2009

Prevalence of Campylobacter in poultry meat in Sokoto, North-western Nigeria

The study was conducted in Sokoto, Nigeria from November 2007 to October 2008 to investigate the presence of Campylobacter spp. in poultry meat, by standard culture techniques. Campylobacter was detected in 558 (81.9%) of the 681 meat samples, the isolates were characterized by conventional phenotypic tests.Campylobacter jejuni was the most commonly identified species accounting for 340 (60.9%)...

Author(s): M. D. Salihu, A. U. Junaidu, A. A. Magaji, M. B. Abubakar, A. Y.  Adamu and A. S. Yakubu

December 2009

Chromium and copper in toenails of some Kano inhabitants

Toenail chromium and copper concentrations in toenails of some inhabitants resident in Kano for at least six months were assessed by atomic absorption spectrometry. Average toenail chromium and copper concentrations were 1.33 ± 0.68 and 27.62 ± 13.29 µg/g respectively. Both chromium and copper concentrations in nails decreased with age indicating that these metals may be playing some physiological...

Author(s): J. T. Ayodele and I. C. Ajala

December 2009

Desire for pain relief in labour in Northeastern Nigeria

Labour pain is a distressing and psychologically traumatizing experience to the parturient but little data exist in the Northeastern part of Nigeria regarding pain relief in labour, despite its many advantages. To determine the knowledge, desire and access to pain relief in labour as well as perception of labour pain. This is a cross sectional study of two hundred and fifty five women in two tertiary institutions in...

Author(s): Bala Audu, Usman Yahaya, Mohammed Bukar, Aliyu El-Nafaty, Hadiza Abdullahi and Othman Kyari