Occurrence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in chickens and farm personnel in Sokoto, North-western Nigeria

  • Iliya Dauda Kwoji
  • Farouk Muhammad Tambuwal
  • Mikaeel Bala Abubakar
  • Yusuf Yakubu
  • Asinamai Athliamai Bitrus
  • Solomon Jauro
Keywords: Antibiotics, Chickens, Farms, MRSA

Abstract

Objective: The study was conducted to determine the presence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in chickens and farm personnel in Sokoto, North-western Nigeria.

Materials and method: A total of 160 samples (136 from chickens and 14 from personnel) were collected and screened for the presence of MRSA using cultural characteristics, biochemical tests and latex slide agglutination test for the presence of Penicillin binding protein 2? (PBP2?).

Results: MRSA were detected in 8.82% (n=12/136) of chickens, while 14.29% (n=2/14) in farm personnel. All the isolates were positive for PBP2?.

Conclusion: This study established for the first time the occurrence of MRSA in both chickens and farm personnel from poultry farms in Sokoto, Nigeria. Thus, the study provided baseline information for further studies on the epidemiology of MRSA.  

http://doi.org/10.5455/javar.2017.d220                         

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Author Biographies

Iliya Dauda Kwoji
Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, PMB 1069, Borno State, Nigeria.
Farouk Muhammad Tambuwal

Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Sokoto State, Nigeria.

Mikaeel Bala Abubakar
Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Sokoto State, Nigeria.
Yusuf Yakubu

Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Sokoto State, Nigeria.

Asinamai Athliamai Bitrus

Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor Malaysia.

Solomon Jauro

Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, PMB 1069, Borno State, Nigeria.

Published
2018-01-04
How to Cite
Kwoji, I. D., Tambuwal, F. M., Abubakar, M. B., Yakubu, Y., Bitrus, A. A., & Jauro, S. (2018). Occurrence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in chickens and farm personnel in Sokoto, North-western Nigeria. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 4(3), 255-260. Retrieved from https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/JAVAR/article/view/34304
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