2022, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part B
Iyevhobu Kenneth O, Omolumen Lucky E, Ken-Iyevhobu Benedicta A and Oseni David I
Author(s): Iyevhobu Kenneth O, Omolumen Lucky E, Ken-Iyevhobu Benedicta A and Oseni David I
Abstract: Bacteria in handkerchiefs can be a reflection of the environment and pathological condition of the individual using the handkerchief. The aim of this study is to isolate bacteria from used handkerchiefs among male and female students of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma. Using the streak plate method fifty (50) handkerchiefs from 20 males and 30 females were randomly selected and used for the study. The bacteria isolated were; Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, Proteus sp, Klebsiella sp and Pseudomonas sp. Staphylococcus aureus had the highest prevalence in the study 57 (48.31%), followed by Pseudomonas sp 20 (16.95%), Klebsiella sp 19 (16.10%), Proteus sp 13 (11.02%) and the least prevalent is E. coli 9 (7.63%). In the assessment of organisms isolated from handkerchiefs according to gender, from male handkerchiefs studied, a total of 41 organisms were isolated, in the female handkerchiefs studied, a total of 69 bacteria were isolated. The isolation of these organisms were attributed to poor hand washing, followed by wiping of the dirty hands and face with the handkerchief.
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Iyevhobu Kenneth O, Omolumen Lucky E, Ken-Iyevhobu Benedicta A, Oseni David I. Iyevhobu Kenneth O, Omolumen Lucky E, Ken-Iyevhobu Benedicta A and Oseni David I. J Adv Microbiol Res 2022;3(2):100-106.