International Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023

  • Research Article

    High Prevalence of Virulence Genes and in Vitro Biofilm Production in Clinical Multidrug-Resistant Escherichia coli in Dakar Senegal

    Komla Mawunyo Dossouvi, Bissoume Sambe Ba, Gora Lo, Issa Ndiaye, Awa Ba-Diallo, Ousmane Sow, Assane Dieng, Fatimata Talla, Abdoulaye Cissé, Serigne Mbaye Lo Ndiaye, Alioune Tine, Farba Karam, Habsa Diagne-Samb, Safietou Ngom-Cisse, Halimatou Diop-Ndiaye, Issaka Maman, Coumba Toure-Kane, Aïssatou Gaye-Diallo, Sika Dossim, Souleymane Mboup, Cheikh Saad Bouh Boye, Abdoulaye Seck, Makhtar Camara

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 69-81
    Received: Sep. 28, 2023
    Accepted: Oct. 20, 2023
    Published: Oct. 31, 2023
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    Abstract: Bacterial virulence is a key factor determining the outcome of each bacterial infection, and virulent bacteria are often associated with high-risk infections. Thus, this study aimed to screen for virulence genes and evaluate the in vitro biofilm formation capacity of multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli isolated in Dakar. For the 16 virulence genes... Show More
  • Research Article

    Quantitative Risk Assessment of Campylobacter in Whole Chicken During Retail in Changchun Region

    Zhang Weiyu, Huang Xin, Nie Dandan, Yao Jiatong, Zhang Lifu, Liu Guihua, Sui Dawei*

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 82-86
    Received: Sep. 24, 2023
    Accepted: Oct. 16, 2023
    Published: Nov. 09, 2023
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    Abstract: Objective: In order to effectively prevent and control diseases caused by Campylobacter, we aim to understand the horizontal distribution and quantitative pollution of Campylobacter species in the retail process of broiler chickens in Changchun area, and provide data basis for quantitative risk assessment of Campylobacter pollution in the retail pr... Show More
  • Research Article

    Detection of Bacteria Contaminating Milk and Milk Products in Tanzania by Conventional and Rapid Methods

    Irene Mfilinge*, Elisa Mwega, Lucy Chove, George Msalya

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 87-93
    Received: Oct. 04, 2023
    Accepted: Nov. 02, 2023
    Published: Nov. 17, 2023
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    Abstract: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the performance of rapid methods for identifying contaminating bacteria in milk and milk products in Tanzania. A total of 60 milk and milk product samples were collected along the dairy value chain in Morogoro Municipality. The samples included raw and boiled milk, local fermented milk, and industrial pr... Show More
  • Research Article

    Epidemiology of Syphilis Among Blood Donors in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

    Brunel Monic Angounda*, Serge Oscar Mokono, Felix Koukouikila-Koussounda, Inatan Systeme Lekanga, Geneviève Mbanzoulou Boukatou, Fabien Roch Niama, Alain Vouidibio

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 94-97
    Received: Nov. 02, 2023
    Accepted: Nov. 27, 2023
    Published: Dec. 06, 2023
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    Abstract: Syphilis is a bacterial infection caused by Treponema pallidum and its transmission through blood transfusion poses a considerable risk to transfusion safety. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of syphilis among blood donors in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. This was a cross sectional study conducted from September 2022 to February... Show More
  • Research Article

    Microbiological Quality of Rabbit Fish (Signus Sutor) and Food Safety Practice of Fish Handlers from Selected Landing Sites in Zanzibar

    Zeyana Nassor Mohamed*, Abdulsudi Issa-Zacharia, Frida Nyamete

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 98-109
    Received: Nov. 11, 2023
    Accepted: Nov. 29, 2023
    Published: Dec. 11, 2023
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    Abstract: The study aimed to evaluate the handling practices and microbiological contamination of pathogenic bacteria in Rabbit Fish (Signus Sutor) from Zanzibar, specifically at four landing sites: Malindi, Mazizini, Kizimkazi, and Matemwe. A semi-structured questionnaire and checklist were used to assess hygiene practices by fish handlers, and swabbing met... Show More
  • Review Article

    Microbial Inactivation Mechanism and Properties of Slightly Acidic Electrolyzed Water: A Review

    Abdulsudi Issa-Zacharia

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 110-121
    Received: Nov. 09, 2023
    Accepted: Dec. 04, 2023
    Published: Dec. 18, 2023
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    Abstract: Slightly acidic electrolyzed water (SAEW) obtained by electrolyzing 2-6% dilute hydrochloric acid in a chamber without membrane is novel non-thermal sanitizer widely used in the sterilization of foods such as fruits, vegetables, and meat owing to its effective antibacterial activity and low operating costs. Despite the well-documented and validated... Show More