Prevalent of Staphylococcus aureus from Sachet Waters Sold in Different Areas of Jos Terminus Market, Nigeria

Authors

  • Favour Barnabas Federal School of Medical Laboratory Science, Npkwuis 930105, Jos, Nigeria.
  • Suzan Ukpa Federal School of Medical Laboratory Science, Npkwuis 930105, Jos, Nigeria.
  • Uchejeso Obeta Federal School of Medical Laboratory Science, Npkwuis 930105, Jos, Nigeria.
  • Eno Mantu Federal School of Medical Laboratory Science, Npkwuis 930105, Jos, Nigeria.
  • Suzan Nduke Federal School of Medical Laboratory Science, Npkwuis 930105, Jos, Nigeria.
  • Zubaidat Muhammed Federal School of Medical Laboratory Science, Npkwuis 930105, Jos, Nigeria.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54987/jobimb.v9i2.616

Keywords:

Sachet water, Staphylococcus aureus, Public health, Jos Terminus Market, Nigeria

Abstract

Staphylococcus aureus is an important human pathogen that causes wide range of infectious diseases both in nosocomial and community settings. The Gram-positive pathogen possess virulence factors that facilitate it to establish infections in the hosts. When a “water for life†is contaminated with infectious bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus then, there may be public health challenge in the area. In this study Samples of Sachet water of different companies ware purchased, marked E, T, C and R and examined for the presence of staphylococcus aureus. Total of 80 sachet waters were examined and a prevalence rate of Staphylococcus aureus 5(25.00%) was recorded. The study revealed that sachet water (E) has the highest prevalence of 15.00%, followed by T (5%) and C (5%) and R had the least prevalence with 0.00%. It was discovered that a Prevalence rate of Abuja market terminus recorded 1(5.00%) while that of Ahmadu Bello way has the highest prevalence of 2(10.00%), Yan Taya market 1(5.00%) and railway 1(5.00%). This shows that S. aureus can be isolated from sachet waters. Though the sachet eaters had NAFDAC numbers, it is advisable to review and quality control such sachet water companies regularly because of Staphylococcus aureus and other public health infectious agants. The populace should equally be careful with the type of waters they drink.

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Published

2021-12-31

How to Cite

Barnabas, F., Ukpa, S., Obeta, U., Mantu, E., Nduke, S., & Muhammed, Z. (2021). Prevalent of Staphylococcus aureus from Sachet Waters Sold in Different Areas of Jos Terminus Market, Nigeria. Journal of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology, 9(2), 40–42. https://doi.org/10.54987/jobimb.v9i2.616

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