African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5200

Table of Content: November 2020; 14(11)

November 2020

Assessment of the hand hygiene status of internally displaced persons in Jos and environs, Nigeria

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) are often predisposed to infectious diseases because of the temporary nature of their abode which usually does not have adequate water and hygiene facilities. A hundred (100) samples of hand-washed water taken under aseptic conditions from the hands of the IDPs prior to the emergence of COVID-19 were analyzed using standard bacteriological procedures to determine the total plate and...

Author(s): John O. Egbere, Collins E. Odu, Anayochukwu C. Ngene, Margaret M. A. Danladi, Chinedu G. Ohaegbu and Philomena D. Ayika

November 2020

The antibacterial activity of Laurus nobilis leaf extract and its potential use as a preservative for fresh lamb meat

Lamb meats are nutritious, easily metabolisable, and offer suitable substrates for the growth and metabolism of microorganisms. The main purpose of the present study was to investigate the antagonist effect of Laurus nobilis leaf extract against growth of bacteria present in fresh lamb meat. The 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis was used to identify bacteria present in lamb meat samples. Eighteen bacterial species were...

Author(s): Mahmoud Sapti Hamdan and Wafa Mahmoud Masoud

November 2020

Nosocomial pulmonary infections at Peltier Hospital, Djibouti

Nosocomial pulmonary infections are a major public health problem. The retrospective study was carried out on medical records of 140 patients aged 59.4±32.2, 0.29 (mean ± sd, SEM) years, admitted at Peltier hospital, Djibouti, between May 5, 2018 and April 30, 2020, and who developed nosocomial pulmonary infections after 48 h of admission. The objective was to establish incidence of nosocomial pulmonary...

Author(s): Fatouma M. Abdoul-latif, Duniesky M. Tejidor Bello, Houda M. Abdoul-latif, Josephat Wambua, Talal M. Abdoul-latif and Nabil M. Ahmed

November 2020

Development of a TaqMan real time reverse transcriptase PCR assay for detection of Zika, Yellow Fever and Dengue-4 viruses simultaneously in a single reaction

Zika, yellow fever and dengue viruses are three important flaviviruses that are epidemic and endemic in Central Africa, Middle and South America, Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands. Since these three viral diseases present with similar symptoms and there is a possibility of multiple flaviviruses co-infection, it is important to develop an effective and quick diagnostic tool. Here, we designed and validated a one-step...

Author(s): Shubing Chen, Zeinab H. Helal, Kenneth S. Plante, Paulo Veradi, Antonio Garmendia and Mazhar I. Khan  

November 2020

Effects of heavy metals in well water on biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbon by consortia of bacteria and fungi

This paper reports a study that measured the effect of some heavy metals at different concentrations (Lead 0.86 ppm, Copper <0.001 ppm, Manganese 0.05 ppm, and Nickel <0.001 ppm) in well water contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbon on biodegradation by a consortium of hydrocarbon utilizing bacteria and fungi, using distilled water amended with 5% bonny light crude oil and varying concentrations of the salts of...

Author(s): Ruth S. Sokolo, Harrison I. Atagana and Nedie P. Akani