Antibiotic susceptibility profile for salmonella in the Buea health district

Journal Title: Scientific Journal of Microbiology - Year 2012, Vol 1, Issue 4

Abstract

Resistance of Salmonella to antibiotics is a serious health problem in developing countries. The aim of this study was to determine the antibiotic susceptibility profile of Salmonella in Buea. Stool samples were collected from 100 patients presenting with symptoms of typhoid and cultured on different media. 21 samples were positive for Salmonella and antibiotic susceptibility testing was done on these samples by the disc diffusion method, using 9 different antibiotics. Out of the 21 samples, 18(85.7%) were sensitive to Ciprofloxacin while Nalidixic acid recorded a high rate of resistance with only 2(9.5%) being sensitive to the drug.

Authors and Affiliations

A. L. Njunda| Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, University of Buea, P.O.Box 63, Buea, Cameroon., N. J. C. Assob| Department of Public Health and Hygiene, University of Buea, P.O.Box 63, Buea, Cameroon., S. D. Nsagha| Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Buea, P.O.Box 63, Buea, Cameroon., F. P. Nde| Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Buea, P.O.Box 63, Buea, Cameroon., F. H. L. Kamga| Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, University of Buea, P.O.Box 63, Buea, Cameroon., C. A. Njimbia| Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, University of Buea, P.O.Box 63, Buea, Cameroon., T. E. Kwenti*| Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, University of Buea, P.O.Box 63, Buea, Cameroon.

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A. L. Njunda, N. J. C. Assob, S. D. Nsagha, F. P. Nde, F. H. L. Kamga, C. A. Njimbia, T. E. Kwenti* (2012). Antibiotic susceptibility profile for salmonella in the Buea health district. Scientific Journal of Microbiology, 1(4), 97-100. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-1146