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Antibiotic susceptibility studies on some enteropathogenic bacteria isolated from public water supplies in Gusau Municipal, Zamfara State.

I Garba, SE Yakubu, OS Olonitola


Antibiotic susceptibility profiles of some enteropathogenic bacteria isolated frompublic drinking water supplies in Gusau municipal, Zamfara State was studied. A total of 180 well water, 60 tap water and 60 packaged water samples were screened for selected enteropathogenic bacteria including: Escherichia coli, Klebsiella spp, Salmonella spp, Shigella spp and Vibrio spp using standard procedures. Well water sources were much contaminated than the other sources. Resistances to amoxicillin
were observed in E. coli isolates, while Salmonella isolates were resistant to septrin and perfloxacin. Adequate treatments of all water sources for human consumption, public health education and appropriate use of antibiotics are highly recommended.
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