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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 8, No. 3, 2005, pp. 163-168
Bioline Code: md05030
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2005, pp. 163-168

 en Distribution Pattern of Enteric Organisms in the LagosLagoon, Nigeria
Ajayi A.O.and Akonai K.A.


A wide range of organisms was encountered in the 24 sampled sites of the Lagos Lagoon. The enteric gram-negative shortrods, Lactose fermenting organisms 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 were prevalent in most of the Lagoon sites studied. The in vitro antibiotic sensitivity profile of the isolates revealed that high proportion of the bacteria isolate showed multiple antibiotic resistance. This is epidemiologically significant in the event of human infections. Since these organisms are widely distributed in the surface water they are likely to contaminate marine organisms which if consumed by people in the area may result in disease spread which could also be complicated by the antibiotic resistant nature of the organisms involved.

Distribution, Enteric, Lagoon, Lagos, Organisms, Pattern

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