Research Papers/Topics in Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Diversity And Antibiogram of Microbial Contaminants Isolated From Foods Hawked in Nsukka Metropolis : Consideration For Public Health

ABSTRACT Hawked foods are cheap and easily accessible and have met the food needs of people in many cities and towns of developing countries. This study was aimed at ascertaining the diversity of microbial contaminants in foods hawked in Nsukka town. Seven different food samples of cooked foods hawked in Nsukka were examined for the presence of bacterial and fungal contaminants using the streak plate method on sterile nutrient agar plates and SDA plates respectively. The foods included;...

Molecular Characterisation Of Some Multi-Drug Resistant Salmonella Enterica Of Human Origin In Southeast Nigeria

ABSTRACT There has been an increase in the occurrence of antibiotic resistance among Salmonella enterica, one of the commonest causative agents of Salmonella infections. Fluoroquinolones and third generation cephalosporins are usually the drugs of choice in the management of Salmonella infections. Previous reports have indicated common occurrence of multi-drug resistance (MDR) including resistance to β-lactams and fluoroquinolones among clinical Gram-negative organisms. However, there ...