Isolaton of Aeromanas species from children with and without diarrhoea in Jos, Nigeria

Y T Kandakai-Olukemi, J D Mawak, I J Akosu, M A Olukemi



An investigation on the prevalence and antibiogram of Aeromonas species among children in Jos was conducted. The samples analysed included a total of 104 (52 diarrhoeal and 52 non – diarrhoea) stool samples collected from Vom Christian and Plateau Specialists Hospital in Jos. Aeromonas isolates were identified using standard biochemical tests. Of the total number examined, 6 (5.7%) were positive for Aeromonas species, 2 (3.9%) from diarrhoeal and 4 (7.7%) from non diarrhoeal samples
(P>0.05). All isolates were identified as Aeromonas hydrophilia. The highest number of isolates 3 (10.7%) were recovered from the group 7-12 months. No isolates were recovered from exclusively breast fed children while the highest number 4 (9.8%) was found in children fed with breast milk and formula. The isolates were found to be very sensitive to ciprofloxacin, but resistant to penicillin.

African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology Vol. 8 (1) 2007: pp. 55-67