Research Article - Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology (2018) Volume 2, Issue 1
Carrier rate of urinary tract infections in apparently healthy individuals in Ikare-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria.
Three hundred midstream urine samples were randomly collected from apparently healthy male and female subjects (not showing symptoms of urinary tract infection), and were examined for urinary tract infection. Samples from these subjects indicated conditions of bacteriuria, Candidiasis and Schistosomiasis. Seventy five (75) of these samples gave significant bacterial growth (Colony forming unit ≥ 105/ml). Escherichia coli was the most prevalent microorganism 25 (33.3%), followed by Staphylococcus species 16(21.3%), Staphylococcus aureus 12(16%), Enterococcus faecalis 10(13.3%), Klebsiella oxytoca 5(6.8%), Lactobacillus acidophilus 4(5.3%), Proteus mirabilis 3(4.0%). Also Candida albicans was isolated from ten (10) cases and ova of Schistosoma heamatobium were seen in two of the subjects. The bacterial isolates showed varied degrees of sensitivity to the antibiotics used against them. The quinolones and Nitrofurantoin showed nearly 100% of effectiveness against the different isolates while Ampicillin, Tetracycline and Septrin showed the least percentage antimicrobial activity.Author(s): Fadipe DO, Olajubu FA, Akinseye JF, Fadipe AO