African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5233

Table of Content: 21 November 2015; 9(46)

November 2015

Antimicrobial resistance patterns of Salmonella in Ethiopia: A review

Foods of animal origin have been consistently implicated in sporadic cases and outbreaks of salmonellosis, and are widely acknowledged to be a significant reservoir for Salmonella. The usage of growth promoting agents (GPAs) in food animal production is a major public health threat that can contribute to the emergence of antimicrobial resistance bacteria. Extensive and improper use of antimicrobial drugs in food animal...

Author(s): Jelalu Kemal, Berhanu Sibhat, Sissay Menkir, Yitagele Terefe and Yimer Muktar

November 2015

Natural occurrence of Fusarium species and fumonisins in stored cassava chips

Cassava chips are transformed products obtained following the fermentation and drying of cassava fresh roots. Once produced, chips can be stored for more than 180 days in conditions conducive for the development of toxigenic moulds. In this study, the incidence of Fusarium spp. is assessed from a set of 72 home-stored samples of cassava chips collected from farmers, during a 2-month monitoring survey period. Results...

Author(s): B. Onana, G. Essono, M. Nyegue, R. Tchikoua, Z. Ambang and M. Ayodele

November 2015

Serological evidence and public health implication of hepatitis E virus infection in pigs found in Zaria, Kaduna State

The presence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection has recently been demonstrated in humans, in Nigeria. Considering the zoonotic nature of the virus and its serious public health implication, it becomes imperative to determine its presence in animal reservoirs in the study area where pig’s husbandry is largely practiced. The level of awareness of the disease among pig farmers in the study area was also assessed...

Author(s): Alkali, B. R., Bello, M, B., Hussaini, S., and Onwuliri C. O.

November 2015

Fungi and aflatoxins associated with wheat grains in Gaza governorates

Cereal and its products are susceptible to mold damage during pre-and post-harvesting stages of the production. This study was carried out to determine the extent of fungal contamination and the aflatoxins AFB1, AFB2, AFG1, AFG2 levels of fifty wheat grain samples were collected randomly from different markets in the five Gaza governorates. The obtained results indicated that the most common molds isolated from...

Author(s): Ghada, S. R. Al-Sagga, Ahmed, M. Alian, Ferial, A. Ismail and Sherif, R. Mohamed