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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 12, No. 2, 2009
Bioline Code: md09020
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2009

 en Outbreak of E. coli check for this species in other resources 0157:H7 Infections Associated With Ready-To Eat Cashew Nuts in a Nigerian University Community
Oluwafemi, F.; Ewelukwa, U. & Okuwa, G.

Abstract

Microbiota of retail ready-to-eat cashew nuts was investigated due to outbreak of E. coli check for this species in other resources 0157:H7 infections during 2006 and 2007 respectively. Moisture content: 3.7 -4.3 and 3.2 - 5.4 respectively. Mesophillic bacteria: 4 - 19 x 104cfu/g; Staphylococcus aureus: 2 - 4 x 104 cfu/g; Coliform count: 2 - 3.0 x 104 cfu/g; Fungal count: 14 - 25 x 104 cfu/g were recorded. Aspergillus flavus check for this species in other resources , A. parasiticus check for this species in other resources , A. niger check for this species in other resources , A. terreus check for this species in other resources , Rhizopus check for this species in other resources were predominant. Aflatoxins determined using TLC Scanner 3 ranged from 1.4 to 6.0 ng/g. Serologic test confirmed presence of E. coli 0157:H7. Sanitary measures should be implemented.

Keywords
Aflatoxin, cashew nuts, diarrhoea, E. coli serogroup 0157:H7, microbiota, TLC Scanner 3.

 
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