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P-ISSN: 2709-9431, E-ISSN: 2709-944X

Journal of Advances in Microbiology Research


2021, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A
Isolation of beta-lactamase producing organisms from nasal cavity of students and bike riders


Author(s): Iyevhobu KO, Oladepo SM, Ovbiebo EL, Edo EO and Ignatius SS

Abstract: Beta-lactamases are enzymes produced by some bacteria allow in them to provide resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics like Penicillins, Cephamycins, and Carbapenems (Ertapenem), although Carbapenems are relatively resistant to beta-lactamase. The aim of this study is to ascertain the prevalence of beta lactamase producing microorganisms from nasal cavity of students and bike men in Ekpoma, Edo State. The study population of this study comprises of students and bike men in Ekpoma. The subjects are within the age range of 19-48 years. The investigation was carried out on seventy (70) subjects. Specifically, the subjects comprised of twenty (20) students and fifty (50) Bike men in Ekpoma. Specimens to be studied were obtained from the nasal cavity with sterile swabs and plated on the appropriate media. In this study 70 subjects were sampled out of which 50 were bike men and 20 were students in Ekpoma, Edo State. The organisms isolated from the study were, Haemophilus influenza, Streptococcus spp and Staphylococcus aureus. Among the male subjects, Staphylococcus aureus, Haemophilus influenzae and Streptococcus spp. were isolate while in the female subjects sampled; Staphylococcus aureus and Haemophilus influenza were isolated. Subjects within the age range of 19 – 24 years (28) were the highest number sampled with 13 bike men and 15 students while those within the age range of 43 – 48 years (3) were the least sample. Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus spp and Haemophilus influenzae were isolated from subjects within the age range of 19 – 24 years, 25 – 30 years and 31 – 36 years, while Streptococcus spp and Haemophilus influenzae was isolated from subjects within the age range of 37 – 42 years and 43 - 48 years. Beta-latamase distribution of Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus spp and Haemophilus influenzae was significant in this study.

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Iyevhobu KO, Oladepo SM, Ovbiebo EL, Edo EO, Ignatius SS. Isolation of beta-lactamase producing organisms from nasal cavity of students and bike riders. J Adv Microbiol Res 2021;2(2):28-32.
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