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1Author    S. I. Smith3, T. I. Sansab, A. O. CokerbRequires cookie*
 Title    Antibiotic Susceptibility Patterns and B eta-L actam ase Production of Animal and Human Isolates of Campylobacter in Lagos, Nigeria  
 Abstract    Forty-three stool samples and rectal swabs were collected from diarrhoeic and 20 non-diarrhoiec patients under 5 years of age at various general hospitals in Lagos. A total of 110 faecal samples from animals (101 from chickens and 9 from pigs) were obtained from Mitchel farm, Agege and Oshodi -Isolo Local Government farms at Ejigbo. Campylobacter species were isolated from 6 (13.9%) of 43 children with gastroenteritis and none from 20 asymptom­ atic subjects. Forty-nine (48.5%) isolates from the hundred and one faecal specimen were isolated from chicken, while 3 (33.33%) out of 9 were from pigs. Campylobacter jejuni was the most prevalent accounting for 79% of the total isolates and C. coli accounted for 25% . All the human strains were gentamicin sensitive, while streptomicin and cloxacillin were resistant. Erythromycin had a high activity (83.3%) on human strains and only 59.6% activity on animal strains. About ten percent (9.6%) of the strains produced beta-lactamase. 
  Reference    Z. Naturforsch. 54c, 583—5 (1999); received July 15/December 7 1998 
  Published    1999 
  Keywords    Beta-Lactamase, Campylobacter, Animal, Human, Antimicrobial Sensitivity 
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 Identifier    ZNC-1999-54c-0583 
 Volume    54