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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(10), 3831-3841; doi:10.3390/ijerph7103831

Multidrug Resistance and Plasmid Patterns of Escherichia coli O157 and Other E. coli Isolated from Diarrhoeal Stools and Surface Waters from Some Selected Sources in Zaria, Nigeria

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Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice, 5700 Eastern Cape, South Africa
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Department of Microbiology, Ahmadu Bello University, Funtua Road, Samaru, Zaria, 810107 Kaduna State, Nigeria
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Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Division, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, 6, Edmund Crescent, Yaba, 2013 Lagos State, Nigeria
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Received: 25 September 2010 / Accepted: 22 October 2010 / Published: 25 October 2010
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Abstract

We have assessed the prevalence of Escherichia coli O157 in diarrhoeal patients and surface waters from some selected sources in Zaria (Nigeria), evaluating the antibiotic susceptibility and plasmid profiles of 184 E. coli isolates, obtained from 228 water samples and 112 diarrhoeal stool specimens (collected from children aged
Keywords: plasmid-mediated; multidrug resistance; surface water; E. coli O157; public health impact plasmid-mediated; multidrug resistance; surface water; E. coli O157; public health impact
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Chigor, V.N.; Umoh, V.J.; Smith, S.I.; Igbinosa, E.O.; Okoh, A.I. Multidrug Resistance and Plasmid Patterns of Escherichia coli O157 and Other E. coli Isolated from Diarrhoeal Stools and Surface Waters from Some Selected Sources in Zaria, Nigeria. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 3831-3841.

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