Carrier rate of nasal pathogens of workers in feeds and flour mill Ewu, Edo State

Ifeoma Enweani
Out of 100 persons working in Feeds and Flour Mill, whose nasal swabs were collected, 29 (29%) yielded some bacteria. Blood agar and chocolate agar were the media employed for culturing. The bacterial isolates included Staphylococcus aureus (20%), Streptococcus pneumoniae (4%), Haemophilus infleunzae (3%) and Neissseria meningtidis (2%). The most frequently isolated bacterium was S. aureus obtained mainly from the workers in the mill department. There were no isolates made from workers in
more » ... om workers in transport and marketing departments. The age group between 26-30 and 31-35 had the nasal bacteria isolated from them. The antimicrobial susceptibility test indicated that there were difference in the sensitivity and resistant patterns of the isolates
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.13235090.v1 fatcat:nnkkuh244jhejf5onozr7cisom