search
for
 About Bioline  All Journals  Testimonials  Membership  News  Donations


African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 6, No. 2, 2003, pp. 79-84
Bioline Code: md03015
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2003, pp. 79-84

 en ANTIBIOTIC SENSITIVITY PROFILE OF MICROORGANISMS ENCOUNTERED IN THE LAGOS LAGOON , NIGERIA
AJAYI A. O AND AKONAI K.A

Abstract

The Lagos Lagoon is an area of salt and brackish water situated in the western part of Nigeria . The in vitro antibiotic sensitivity profiles of microbial isolates encountered in the 24 designated sampling sites of the Lagos Lagoon were determined. 46 (60%) of these microorganisms tested showed multiple antibiotic resistance. This included the enteric gram negative short rods such as Klebsiella check for this species in other resources spp., Enterobacter check for this species in other resources spp.and Escherichia coli check for this species in other resources . The prevalence of multiple antibiotic resistant microorganisms in fresh water as well as marine environment may be important, since their presence indicates recent contamination with sewage. This resistant organisms may contaminate fish and other products within the food chain and if such are consumed by humans, it may become part of the individual flora. The Lagos Lagoon is populated with pathogenic bacteria and the pathogenic organisms are more likely to be found in area of low salinity than in areas of high salinity. The enteric organisms found in most areas showed multiple antibiotic resistances, which is significant healthwise.

Keywords
antibiotic, microorganisms, lagoon, Lagos , Nigeria

 
© Copyright 2003 - Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group

Home Faq Resources Email Bioline
© Bioline International, 1989 - 2017, Site last up-dated on 05-Dec-2017.
Site created and maintained by the Reference Center on Environmental Information, CRIA, Brazil
System hosted by the Internet Data Center of Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa, RNP, Brazil