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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:5, May, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 2437-2447

Aerobic Bacteria in Crèche Environment and their Antibiotic Sensitivity
Aemere Ogunlaja* and Esther Foloshade Kehinde
Biological sciences department Redeemer’s University, Redemption city, Mowe, Ogun state, Nigeria
*Corresponding author

The numbers of crèche facilities are on the increase because more women are becoming financial supports to their families in developing countries. Children become exposed to pathogenic agents most of which are resistant to antibiotic as re-infection is commonly placed in such facilities. In African countries, there are hardly minimum standards or monitoring of such facilities. This study focused on isolating aerobic pathogenic bacteria and determining their antibiotic sensitivity using four crèches in Redemption city. With sterile swabs, samples were collected from floors, toys and care-givers hands and analysed by standard microbiological methods. Antibiotic sensitivity data was subjected to student t-test. The isolates included Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus spp, Bacillus megaterium, Bacillus subtilis, Lactobacillus fermenti, Bacillus spp, Neisseria spp, Aeromonas spp, Aeromonas sobria, Proteus mirabilis, Proteus vulgaris, Klebsiella oxytoca, Enterobacter intermedius, Streptococcus spp, Corynebacterium spp, Pseudomonas spp and Enterobacter spp. S. aureus had the highest incidence (27.2%) while A. sobria, P. mirabilis, K. oxytoa, and E. intermedius equally had the lowest incidence (0.5%). The floor had the highest isolates followed by hands of care givers and toys. Ampicillin was not significantly effective on the bacteria isolates (P= 0.094). No isolate showed significant resistance to antibiotics. The pathogenic bacteria isolates indicated the potential risk the children are exposed to, however, most of the bacteria isolates could effectively be treated with common antibiotics.

Keywords: Children, Antibiotics, Crèches, Bacteria, pathogens

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Aemere Ogunlaja and Esther Foloshade Kehinde. 2019. Aerobic Bacteria in Crèche Environment and their Antibiotic Sensitivity.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 2437-2447. doi:
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