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ABSTRACT The susceptibilities of Salmonella typhi and other pathogens to antibiotics and hot aqueous extract of Hibiscus sabdariffa were investigated using agar diffusion and agar well diffusion methods respectively. Salmonella typhi was sensitive to ampicillin, cetriaxone, ciprofloxacin, gentamycin of ofloxacin and perfloxacin. Nitrofurantoin,... Continue Reading
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  • ID:MCB0478
  • Pages:113


ABSTRACT Some locally available fruits (garden egg, orange, banana, guava, avocado, pawpaw and pineapple).sold in Oye Emene Enugu, Enugu State was examined for parasitological contamination. A total of 87 samples were examined using sedimentation and concentration methods. 11(12.6%) of the 87 fruits were positive for intestinal parasites... Continue Reading


ABSTRACT Safety of food is a basic requirement of food quality. A total of 25 street food samples (Jollof rice, egwusi soup, ugu, water leaf and green), were randomly purchased from five different vendors in Ogbete main market Enugu. The samples were transported in ice to the laboratory. The samples were bacteriologically analyzed using pour plate... Continue Reading


ABSTRACT A total of 50 blood (30 pregnant and 20 HIV) samples were obtained from pregnant women and PLWHA attending clinic at UNTH Ituku-ozalla. Samples were screened for hepatitis c viral infection using the rapid one step hepatitis C virus test strip. Two (6.66%) pregnant women were positive and four (20%) HIV patients were positive for... Continue Reading


ABSTRACT Effect of different carbon sources on the growth of antimicrobial producing Bacillus species in ogiri-egusi sold in Ogbeta, Orie, Artisian, Kenyatta, Enugu State were evaluated using standard microbiological and analytical methods. 12 bacteria were isolated and identified such as Bacillus subtilis,(33.33), Bacillus pumulis (41.66),... Continue Reading


ABSTRACT Comparative examination of three main sources of water supply in Independence layout Enugu was carried out with a view to determine their levels of contamination of bacteria. The sources of water examined are tap water, well water and stream water. The pour plate method was used to examine the water samples. Bacteria isolated from the... Continue Reading


ABSTRACT A major challenge for achieving successful mosquito control is overcoming insecticide resistance. Bacillus thuringiensis which is one of the most effective biolarvacide for control of species of mosquitoes and monitoring of larval susceptibility is essential to avoid resistance development. Mosquito larvacidal activity of Bacillus... Continue Reading


ABSTRACT Antibacterial activity of honey obtained from two different locations in Enugu State (Nsukka & Ugwuaji) Nigeria on Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Streptococcus pyogens isolated from wound was studied. Agar well diffusion method was used to determine the antibacterial activity of the honey on the test microorganisms. The... Continue Reading


ABSTRACT Fresh healthy carrot promote good health but harbour a wide range of contaminants. To assess the microbial quality of carrots sold in Ibadan, a total of fifteen samples were purchased from five vendors. Samples were analyzed to study the density of microorganisms by standard plate count.                                  ... Continue Reading


ABSTRACT Antibacterial activity of honey obtained from two different locations in Enugu State (Nsukka & Ugwuaji) Nigeria on Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Streptococcus pyogens isolated from wound was studied. Agar well diffusion method was used to determine the antibacterial activity of the honey on the test microorganisms. The... Continue Reading


ABSTRACT  A comparative study was done on the physico-chemical and antioxidant properties of some culinary herbs and local spices. Piper Guiness (Uziza), Xylopia aethopica (Uda), Monodora Myristica (Ehuru) and Trtraleura Tetraopera (Oshsho).  The proximate analysis of these spices  were done to determine their moisture content, ash content,... Continue Reading


ABSTRACT Thirty ripe mango fruits were pluked under sterile conditions from different geographical locations in Enugu metropolis.  The mango fruits were exposed to open environment for 5 – 7 days to allow decay.  The decaying mango fruits were washed with sterile water to extract the microorganisms.  Using the streak plate method, the... Continue Reading


ABSTRACT The antibacterial activity of sweet orange(citrus smensin) on staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli isolated from would infection was studied. A total number of 100 wound sample were collected form different individual from different age range within 5-8years and examined,. The test organisms S auras and E coli were cultured... Continue Reading


ABSTRACT Microbial examination of spoilt Avocado fruits was carried out to obtained the causal organism.  A total of 60 avocado from Ogbete Main market and New market Enugu were examined by culturing on nutrient agar and sabourand dextrose agar (SM), for bacteria and fungi causing post – harvest spoilage on the fruits; six bacterial species and... Continue Reading


ABSTRACT The isolation, identification and characterization of bacteria from organic waste were carried out. Sawdust waste (plant organic waste source) and abattoir waste water (animal organic waste source) samples were collected. The media used were nutrient agar for total aerobic plate count, McConkey agar for coliform count and cellulolytic... Continue Reading


ABSTRACT Microorganisms are essential players in the very existence of all living thing. They play a very important part in the production and biodegradation of organic food substances in which Manihot esculenta is an important player. This project evaluated the mycoflora and bacterial flora of steep cassava with the view of identifying those... Continue Reading


ABSTRACT . Microbial quality of commercially prepared yoghurt sold in umuahia was evaluated. Ten(10) different brands of Yoghurt was purchased randomly from hawkers and beverage stores in Umuahia urban and analyzed in the laboratory. Six (6) of the samples where registered by NAFDAC [ Sample A, B, C, D, E and F,] while four(4) others were not... Continue Reading


ABSTRACT The antibiotic susceptibility pattern of six Gram negative pathogenic bacteria; Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas, Klebsiella, Salmonella, Shigella and Enterococcus was evaluated. The test organisms were subjected to antibiotic susceptibility test using the Kirby Bauer method. A multi-disc containing eight (8) antibiotics; Ceftrazidime... Continue Reading


ABSTRACT Microbial analysis was carried out on six samples of toasted bread bought from three different kiosks in Unilorin walkway. The microbial population of each sample was determined and related to a variety of physiochemical parameters that could have contributed to their population. These parameters included the pH which varied from 5.37 –... Continue Reading


ABSTRACT The strategy of utilizing mechanochemical synthesis to obtain metal-organic frameworks with high surface area and nanodisperse particles has been espoused. Transition metal ions have been shown to form complexes with organic moieties such as benzyl-N,N-dimethyldithiocarbamate. It has been established that iron in its oxidised state (Fe3+)... Continue Reading


ABSTRACT This study reviewed the importance of hand washing and health benefits derived from the practice and also highlighted the consequences of not observing strict hand washing practice. Swabs from primary school pupils showed cfu mean total viable count of 1.60 x 104, 1.50 x 104, 1.60 x 104 and 1.7 x 104 across the four schools. Salmonella... Continue Reading


ABSTRACT Milk has been known to be highly nutritive ad thus a good medium for bacteria growth and vehicles for transmission of food borne infection. A total of 16 samples of different brands of bagged milk obtained from some selected markets within Kaduna metropolis were analyzed for the occurrence of bacteria using pour plate method on selective... Continue Reading


1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY Schistosomiasis is a chronic human disease caused by parasitic flatworms called schistosomes or blood flukes. The schistosomes live i1n the blood vessels associated with the intestine and urinary bladd1er where they reproduce sexually. Schistosomiasis is one of the most wide spread parasitic disease that... Continue Reading


ABSTRACT This study was carried out to investigate the nutritional value and the antibacterial activity of bitter kola, (Garcinia kola). The result of the proximate analysis shows that bitter kola contains 51.95% moisture, 5.55% Ash, 9.75% crude fibers, 4.65% crude fat, 7.35% crude protein and 20.85% carbohydrate. The anti-bacterial activity shows... Continue Reading
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