Applied Microbiology: Open Access

Applied Microbiology: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2471-9315

Girmaye Kenasa

Girmaye Kenasa


  • Research Article
    Abundance and Antibiotic Resistance of Cultivable Bacteria and Fungi on Ethiopian Cash-Money in Nekemte Town
    Author(s): Bekele Oljira and Girmaye KenasaBekele Oljira and Girmaye Kenasa

    In Ethiopia, marketing system depends on cash exchange that could be a vehicle for cross contamination. To investigated the loads of cultivatable bacteria and fungi on Ethiopian currencies,  a total of 120 samples of Ethiopian money-cash called birr (ETB) with different denominations (10ETB, 5ETB, 1ETB note, 1ETB coin and 50 cents) were collected from street food sellers, taxi drivers, gamblers, restaurant workers, beggars, bank workers and butchers in Nekemte Town. The isolates were tested for resistance to antibiotics (µg/ml), Ampicillin (10), Cefalexine (16), Cefixime (5), and Cefuroxime (8). The highest number of Aerobic Mesophilic Bacteria (AMB) was 255.8 CFU/ml on 1ETB note notes collected from beggars. Similarly, the maximum number of Enterobacteriaceae and Bacillus was 138.1 CFU/ml and 33.8 CFU/ml counted on 1ETB note collected from beggars. In addition, 44.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2471-9315.1000148

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